Monday, October 19, 2009

Alison Siegler on Juvenile LWOP

On October 15, University of Chicago's ACS chapter sponsored a lunch talk by Professor Alison Siegler
previewing two upcoming Supreme Court cases—Sullivan v. Florida and Graham v. Florida—that present the question whether life without parole sentences for crimes other than homicide committed by juveniles violate the Eighth Amendment. Her talk, which assesses litigation strategy and the chances that the plaintiffs will prevail, is available via podcast here.

Want more? Another U of C professor, Bernard Harcourt, recently contributed an opinion piece to the Los Angeles Times on the same subject.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Paul Smith - Litigating Same Sex Marriage Podcast!

Click here to listen to a podcast of Paul Smith at the University of Chicago discussing the future of gay marriage litigation.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ACS On The Rise and In The News

With some high-profile appointments in the Obama administration, ACS is being recognized for its growing influence at the national level by the media. Here are a couple recent articles:

Washington Post - Legal Organization May Become Influential Beyond Its Dreams

New York Times - Liberal Legal Group Is Following New Administration's Path to Power