ACS board member and Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan.


Stanford ACS Podcast: Summary Judgments

Summary Judgments is a podcast discussing legal news and policy issues relevant to the ACS community. In each episode, we interview a leading figure in the legal community about their career and their efforts to expand a progressive vision of the Constitution.

Episode Fifteen: October 21, 2010 - Listen Online
David Cole, law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, discusses torture, national security, and other pressing issues with Stanford ACS Vice President Alex Tischenko.

Episode Fourteen: February 2, 2010 - Listen Online
Adam Wolf, staff attorney for the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project, discusses his recent victory in the Supreme Court in the case Safford Unified School District v. Redding, in which a school strip search of a 13-year-old girl was found unconstitutional.

Episode Thirteen: January 20, 2010 - Listen Online
Dennis A. Henigan, Vice President for Law and Policy at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Founder of its Legal Action Project discusses his most recent book, Lethal Logic.

Episode Twelve: January 17, 2009 - Listen Online
John Trasvina, currently the President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), speaks on the legal needs of Mexican Americans, especially the rising generation.

Episode Eleven: March 12, 2008 - Listen Online
Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington state, John McKay, provides an insider account of the U.S. Attorney firing scandal and its potential legal ramifications.

Episode Ten: March 8, 2008 - Listen Online
Jaime Gorelick was Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice under the Clinton Administration, General Counsel of the Defense Department and a member of the 9/11 Commission. She discusses the recent firing scandal at the Department of Justice.

Episode Nine: October 27, 2008 - Listen Online
ACLU attorney Ben Wizner with the National Security Project discusses his upcoming 9th Circuit argument about the evidentiary state secrets privilege in the context of CIA rendition of suspected terrorists.

Episode Eight: October 2, 2008 - Listen Online
Dean John Hutson of the Franklin Pierce Law Center and former Judge Advocate General of the Navy discusses the Military Commissions Act.

Episode Seven: January 23, 2008 - Listen Online
Professor Phil Zimbardo speaks on his recent book The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil and how the psychology of "bad" behavior should inform the law and the reform of criminal punishment.

Episode Six: April 20, 2007 - Listen Online
In this week's episode, we interview Debo Adegbile, Assoc. Director of Litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, about voting rights and segregation in America today.

Episode Five: March 21, 2007 - Listen Online
In this week's episode, we interview distinguished public interest litigator Alan Morrison about his career suing the government and industry for consumer rights, accountability, and campaign finance reform.

Episode Four: February 4, 2007 - Listen Online
Check out our interview with former Senator and two-time Presidential candidate Gary Hart in which he discusses presidential politics and national security. Also, we discuss the latest news on the government's practice of extraordinary rendition and the tradeoffs inherent in regulating global warming.

Episode Three: November 1, 2007 - Listen Online
Professor Peter Edelman discusses his work on the Center for American Progress Povery Commission, with the goal of halving poverty by 2011.

Episode Two: November 29, 2006 - Listen Online
In this episode, we discuss the latest data on the government's attempts to regulate pornography on the internet, wetlands protection, and have a chat with David Halperin of Campus Progress.

Episode One: October 27, 2006 - Listen Online
In our inaugural episode, we discuss the latest news in law & policy and interview George Lakoff, U.C. Berkeley Professor of Linguistics.