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What the hell is the American Constitution Society

Discussion in 'Legal' started by beerslurpy, Aug 29, 2006.

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  1. beerslurpy

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    Ran into them at law school last week. I think to myself "I dig the constitution, this group should kick ass." Alas, no. Apparently they are dedicated to a "progressive constitution." The constitution of Denmark perhaps? I dont know.

    Hmm, a little search online reveals your standard left wing board of directors. Anyone know how much this little group has in the way of membership? Should I join and agitate?

    Oh, and I joined the federalist society. Non-living constitutions for the win.
     
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    Googled this up:

    Speakers at ACS events have included:

    Ann Aiken
    Tammy Baldwin
    Bob Barr
    Stephen Breyer
    William Bryant
    Ruben Castillo
    Hillary Clinton
    Michael Dukakis
    John Edwards
    Barney Frank
    Al Gore
    Tom Harkin
    Jesse Jackson, Jr.
    Edward Kennedy
    Kate Michelman
    Abner Mikva
    Ralph Nader
    Ralph Neas
    Janet Reno
    Cass Sunstein
    Laurence Tribe
    Patricia Wald
    Paul Wellstone
     
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    There's a list only a grandmother could love.
     
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    Yeah, I thought I smelled some Soros influence but it isnt like their list of donors comes up on google. Do you have an alternative source for that Soros-ACS financial link?

    Talking to them, I definitely got the impression that were trying to build up a socialist answer to the Federalist Society. Of course, things should get interesting when they get to the "debating ideas" part. Even their webpage isnt honest about what their goals are. They speak in a bunch of left-wing buzzwords that hide what they are really fighting for.

    I just hope that the republicans still control the senate and presidency when the next supreme court opening happens.
     
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    I got exactly the same pitch last year. :barf:

    In ConLaw you'd call this facially neutral with discriminatory intent. Orwell would be proud.
     
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