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  • Planned Parenthood’s Fight for Funding: The attack on women’s health

    Reproductive Rights September 30, 2015 at 11:05 pm 0 comments

    On Tuesday, the controversy over Planned Parenthood continued as the organization’s president Cecile Richards was called in to testify in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Since the release of videos taken by the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion organization, which claimed to show Planned Parenthood […]

  • For Love of Whitey Bulger

    Uncategorized September 28, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

    Whitey Bulger and Catherine Greig were two lovebirds who went into hiding from 1995-2011.  They never married.  Had they tied the knot during the period in which they were known as “Charlie” and “Carol,” Catherine Greig might not be facing new charges relating to her refusal to snitch on her […]

  • September 21, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup September 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm 0 comments

    Harsh conditions in immigrant detention facilities The U.S. Civil Rights Commission released a report this month detailing potential violations of human rights in immigrant detention facilities. In particular, the report highlighted concerns about sexual assault and access to nutritious food. Due to these conditions, the report recommended that the Department […]

  • September 14, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup September 14, 2015 at 10:55 am 0 comments

    The latest news stories concerning civil rights and civil liberties.

  • Victims of Police Torture Obtain Reparations

    Uncategorized July 1, 2015 at 8:40 am 0 comments

    G. Flint Taylor, a founding partner of The People’s Law Office and a guest of CR-CL in this year’s Progressive Symposium, recently obtained reparations on behalf of victims of police torture in Chicago. In a resolution adopted by the City of Chicago, torture victims will receive monetary and non-financial reparations, […]

  • My Two Days at the Supreme Court

    Courts, LGBTQ Rights, Original Content June 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm 1 comment

    Last Thursday, my alarm rang at 5:45 AM and I rolled out of bed. I quickly washed my hair, face, teeth, and slipped on my suit. Before leaving my apartment, I made sure I had my American lapel pin and my red, white, and blue tie on. I made my […]

  • Harvard Admissions Policy Under Scrutiny—Again

    Education May 29, 2015 at 10:54 am 0 comments

    Harvard is in trouble again. On Friday, over 60 Asian American organizations and associations filed an administrative complaint with the Dept. of Justice and Dept. of Education, alleging discriminatory admissions practices against Asian Americans. The complaint comes just six months following a lawsuit alleging similar claims, and three years following […]

  • Upholding the Foundation of the Fair Housing Act

    Amicus, Courts, Poverty and Economic Justice, Race April 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm 0 comments

    At the height of the Great Society in 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), a piece of legislation aimed at ending housing discrimination. For the past thirty-seven years, every federal appellate court has interpreted discrimination under the FHA as providing both for claims of intentional discrimination and disparate […]

  • April 20: Weekly News Roundup

    Workers walk-out on Tax Day to rally for a livable minimum wage Retail and fast food employees demonstrated on April 15, the nation’s Tax Day, calling for a new federal minimum wage of $15/ hour. The protesters argue that selective, incremental pay raises are insufficient. On a local level, activists in […]

  • Separate But Unequal: Is Access to Charter Schools a Civil Right?

    Education, Poverty and Economic Justice April 17, 2015 at 10:01 am 0 comments

    The controversial and polarizing charter school debate could soon become a civil rights battle in Massachusetts, where three lawyers prepare to mount a legal challenge to the state’s charter school cap. Currently, Massachusetts law limits the number of charter schools to 72 and total enrollment to 30,034. It also restricts […]

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