In Citizens United, the Supreme Court notoriously held that Congress could not restrict corporate election spending–nor could it restrict unions’ spending. While the media has extensively covered the effect of this decision on corporations’ roles in elections, less has been said about what the decision means for unions. Prof. Benjamin Sachs will talk about how [...]
Career Pathways in International Human Rights with Anne T.Gallagher. Fri, Feb 17, 12-1:30pm, WC 2009. Presented by the WLA. Non-pizza lunch provided. Dr Anne Gallagher is an international legal practitioner and scholar, working in the areas of human rights and criminal justice. She served as a UN official from 1992 until 2003 – for the last four [...]
A Conference on Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting. Mon, Feb 13, 5-7pm in Austin Hall North. Presented by Harvard Journal of Law & Gender. In the category of “mothering,” legal sex neutrality crashes into social default regimes to construct women as “mothers,” who serve as primary parents, and men as “fathers.” [...]
Did you miss our recent event “Overturning Citizens United: Amendment or Convention?”, which featured Professor Lawrence Lessig and author Jeff Clements? If so, you can download a video of the event by clicking HERE. Enjoy!
Overturning Citizens United: Amendment or Convention? Tues, Jan 31, 12-1 in Austin West. Free lunch! Citizens United had the detrimental effect of inundating an already-broken campaign finance system with corporate influence. Professor Lawrence Lessig (Republic Lost) and Author Jeff Clements (Corporations Are NOT People) will review the impact of Citizens United on the current presidential [...]
ACS is holding a food drive from November 14th to November 22nd! We will be tabling at the Hark 12-1:15 everyday and will be collecting non-perishable items, including canned foods and dried fruits. All of the food collected will go to the Greater Boston Food Bank to benefit hungry families across eastern Massachusetts. This is [...]
UCLA Law School Professor Adam Winkler will reexamine one of today’s most controversial issues, weaving together the dramatic story of a landmark Supreme Court case and the remarkable hidden history of guns in America. He will discuss how gun rights—and gun control—have shaped the nation in fascinating and unexpected ways. Gunfight: The Battle over the [...]