This week, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Fernandez v. California, 12-7822. The fact pattern is simple enough. The police observe a fleeing suspect from a violent robbery enter an apartment and hear screams from inside. They knock on the door, and a person
In the midst of rising racial tensions at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, the controversial figure at the center of the drama has come to Harvard Law School. Richard Sanders, infamously known for his strong stance against affirmative
Simply being an employee of a religious organization does not require that you must succumb to their religious mandate, especially when the important government interest of protecting women’s rights is at stake.
And in the wake of Valentine’s Day, the battle for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties rages on:
“Federal Judge Struck Down Va. Gay-Marriage Ban” – Washington Post
A Valentine’s Day gift from the courts: a step towards marriage equality in Virginia. In the wake of United States v. Windsor, Utah, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky and now Virginia have sided with same-sex marriage proponents.
“Florida Self-Defense Law Complicated Jury’s Job in Michael Dunn Trial” – NYT
Yet another black teen slain in Florida. Yet another jury failed to recognize the value of a black boy’s life. This weekend saw a flurry of articles on this topic; however, this particular article discusses the broader implications of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
Video – “Being Black at UCLA Law” – Huffington Post
As part of an awareness campaign, black students at UCLA Law School highlight the lack of diversity on campus and its effects. The viral video is being referred to as “33,” the number of black students in a total student body of over 1,000. (Ironically (or perhaps, not so ironically), UCLA Law is also home to Richard Sanders, a staunch critic of affirmative action. Sanders will be at Harvard Law S
Justice Scalia is (in)famous for his view that when the Court struck down Texas’ criminal sodomy statute in Lawrence v. Texas, it undermined bans on “bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity.” To some, this slippery slope argument is coming
Welcome to the first weekly CRCL news roundup. Each week, a contributor to the CRCL blog will pick out a few interesting items from the past week concerning civil rights and civil liberties. Here are a few articles to start off your week:
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