On the Slippery Slope to Gay Marital Bliss

November 9, 2009 | Comments Off on On the Slippery Slope to Gay Marital Bliss

On Friday, November 6, Andrew Koppelman, the John Paul Stevens Professor of Law at Northwestern, visited William & Mary School of Law and gave a talk on gay marriage. His speech was presented by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law and the American Constitution Society. Koppelman stated that the gay marriage movement is one […]

Suing Google: Don’t Judge an E-book by its Publisher

April 6, 2009 | Comments Off on Suing Google: Don’t Judge an E-book by its Publisher

The W&M chapter of ACS recently co-sponsored an event with the Student Intellectual Property Society with attorney Joanne Zack, a founder of Boni & Zack LLC, who was plaintiff’s counsel in the recently settled Authors Guild v. Google (PDF). The case involved a lawsuit against Google Books for making a searchable database of books which […]

WM ACS Goes to D.C. – “Dude, it was awesome.”

March 31, 2009 | Comments Off on WM ACS Goes to D.C. – “Dude, it was awesome.”

On Friday, William & Mary ACS traveled to D.C. for a visit to the Supreme Court, and meetings with two lawyers working in very different jobs on House committees. The travel to D.C. was nice, and incredibly fuel-efficient for those of us in Mark’s 50.4 MPG Prius.  I had no idea the Prius had that […]

Student Chapter of the Week

February 23, 2009 | Comments Off on Student Chapter of the Week

When our chapter established goals for the academic year, we aimed high. In addition to planning countless compelling events on campus, generating hundreds of original blog posts on this website, and maintaining a strong progressive presence at William & Mary– we also sought to be recognized as an American Constitution Society “Chapter of the Week”. […]

ACS National Student Writing Competition

February 11, 2009 | Comments Off on ACS National Student Writing Competition

Would you like $3,000? How bout $1,000? A certificate of appreciation? If you answered in the affirmative to any of the above questions, I would highly encourage entering the American Constitution Society’s fifth annual National Student Writing Competition.  The top three papers will earn special recognition at the conference this summer. The winner will take […]

The Role of Gender in the 2008 Presidential Election

November 19, 2008 | Comments Off on The Role of Gender in the 2008 Presidential Election

On Monday, November 17th, the William and Mary chapter of the American Constitution Society hosted Dr. Karen Beckwith, a prominent political scientist from Case Western Reserve University, for a discussion of the role of gender in determining the outcome of the 2008 presidential election.  Although data are only just becoming available, Dr. Beckwith presented nationwide […]

Brian Siebel Discusses Implications of D.C. v. Heller

October 8, 2008 | Comments Off on Brian Siebel Discusses Implications of D.C. v. Heller

On October 7, Brian Siebel, a 12-year veteran attorney at the Brady Center, spoke to the ACS about the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in D.C. v. Heller.  In Heller, the Court ruled 5-4 that handguns may be legally kept inside the home for purposes of self-defense, striking down what it found […]

The Presidential Election and the Subsequent Shaping of the Supreme Court

October 6, 2008 | Comments Off on The Presidential Election and the Subsequent Shaping of the Supreme Court

On Friday September 26th, following the moot court trial of FCC v. Fox Television Stations that Mark wrote about here and for the Marshall-Wythe Press, there was a panel discussion regarding the 2008 Presidential contest between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain and how the election’s outcome would affect the Supreme Court.  The panelists were […]

Voter Protection in the Upcoming Election

October 1, 2008 | Comments Off on Voter Protection in the Upcoming Election

Judge Charleston, Waller County Justice of the Peace, was able to inject a surprising amount of humor and no shortage of passion into the telling of his personal experiences of struggling against appalling practices in Texas designed to keep black students from exercising their right to vote. Judge Charleston’s speech today, co-sponsored by ACS, Black […]

Tom Goldstein visits W&M ACS

September 30, 2008 | Comments Off on Tom Goldstein visits W&M ACS

“That was the most enjoyable hour I have spent in all of law school.” Compliments like this have been pouring in for Tom Goldstein’s visit with W&M ACS this past Friday. His talk, titled “How a Supreme Court Practice Works”, gave us insight on Goldstein’s meteoric rise from law school “reject” to one of the […]

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