Civil rights activists recognize mass incarceration as the most pressing issue of our time. With books like The New Jim Crow, progressives have accepted the idea that our criminal justice
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, crowds gathered to protest against gun violence, debate over the death penalty for non-homicide crimes is revived, and Facebook’s
In a win for LGBTQ rights, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. on February 26, ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits
Courts should take responsibility for a fundamental question: whether current case law addressing the rights of homeless people rests upon fundamentally flawed assumptions.
The following piece is a guest post by Alyssa Peterson and Arjun Mody. Alyssa and Arjun are law student interns within the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic, which
Guest post by Rosa Baum, a first year student in a four-year dual degree program, pursing a JD and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Law School and the
Guest Post by David Meyerson, @dbmeyerson, a Software Engineer at Microsoft and co-teacher of computer science in Boston Public Schools. Personal data from 87 million Facebook users in the U.S. was
April 11 marked the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which was passed in 1968 to fix residential segregation by preventing individuals from marginalized communities from being discriminated against
This week, Trump attacked Medicaid recipients, DeVos threatened students’ civil rights, and police violence affected a member of our Harvard community.
Guest Post by Ryan H. Nelson Ryan H. Nelson is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School where he teaches employment law and in-house counsel at one of
In May of 2010, Amy Hughes stood in her backyard in Tuscon, Arizona and was shot four times by Police Cpl. Andrew Kisela. A 911 caller had reported seeing Hughes
Criminal Legal System Our unemployment rate fails to account for mass incarceration. Mass incarceration disproportionately affects black communities. Unemployment data fails to account for this, which makes the disparity between black
The housing crisis in the United States has garnered increasing attention over the past few years, and recent studies have begun to plumb millions of eviction records to understand the