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American Constitution Society

Love Our Constitution (Courts Matter) Community Education Project

Posted January 23, 2019

ACS is excited to announce our third annual Love Our Constitution initiative happening February 2019. Love Our Constitution encourages lawyers to share their love of the US Constitution by leading community discussions focused on the federal judiciary at any time during February, but especially surrounding Valentine’s week. ACS has prepared presentation materials and additional resources to make it easy for everyone to organize a discussion of any size. Last year's presentations included lawyers teaching neighbors, friends, boy scout troops, community college classes, and more all across the country. Volunteers will help organize and plan local events to foster discussion on the Constitution and the role of the courts in American law and policy. In the past couple of years, we have seen the power of the judiciary to curb executive overreach. We have also seen judicial nominations by the administration that lack diversity, lack the necessary qualifications, and promote divisive ideologies, making them unrepresentative of and unfit to judge the American people. Now more than ever, informing and engaging the public is crucial to preserving our judicial institutions and promoting justice for all people. This program is designed to highlight Article III of the U.S. Constitution, which establishes the role of courts as a robust and impartial institution. Our court system ensures that constitutional civil liberties such as justice, fairness, and equality are afforded to all individuals, regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability status. Sign up to join this important initiative today!

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American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement that has sought to erode our enduring constitutional values.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Project coordinator will provide training information
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Bar License(s) required: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Required Languages: None
  • Signup Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Deliverables Due: February 28, 2019
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement that has sought to erode our enduring constitutional values.

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