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Ames Semi-Final Round – March 12

Welcome to CR-CL’s Live Blog of the Ames Moot Court Semi-Finals! Please scroll down for the live blog. We’ll start blogging shortly before 6:15 PM on March 12, 2019. The Ames Competition is a long-standing tradition at Harvard Law School. The students have gone...

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Ames Semi-Final Round – March 11, 2019

Welcome to CR-CL’s Live Blog of the Ames Moot Court Semi-Finals! Please scroll down for the live blog. We’ll start blogging shortly before 6:15 PM on March 11, 2019. The Ames Competition is a long-standing tradition at Harvard Law School. The students have gone...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: March 11, 2019

This week, the Trump administration is facing massive pushback over its newest gag rule affecting women’s health clinics who provide information about abortion to their patients. Meanwhile, a House Committee is investigating Georgia Governor Brian Kemp over allegations of voter suppression, a group of artists are asking the Supreme Court to review rapper “Mayhem Mal’s” appeal, and leaked documents reveal that the US Government has been secretly tracking activists and journalists at the US-Mexico border.

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When Your Prayers go Unanswered

Guest post by Mandy Fatemi. Mandy is a 3L from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the George Washington University and worked in the federal government prior to attending law school. Mandy is passionate about election law, criminal justice...

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Following in Alaska’s Footsteps – Why States Should Extend Medicaid to Cover Abortions

Last month, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down a law that severely restricted state Medicaid funding for abortions. With this decision, Alaska joins 16 other States whose Medicaid funding covers the cost of abortion. However, for the majority of women on Medicaid in the US, state and federal legislation has made accessing affordable abortion services nearly impossible.

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Too Small to Fail: Why Small Business Lending Policy Is Social Justice Policy

As bad actors continue to provide loans that take advantage of low-income and minority borrowers, we must recognize that small business lending policy is social justice policy. The last financial crisis made the effects of predatory lending to communities of color and low-income communities abundantly clear. Those same practices may have taken a different form, but if we once again fail to protect the most vulnerable, the outcome may very well be the same.

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Delighted that @HarvardCRCL has agreed to publish the proceedings of my panel at @npoc19 with @ProfKNJohnson and others. I'll be talking #studentloans and #bankruptcy. https://t.co/SXIE8Y2MKv

Congrats to the Patricia Roberts Harris Memorial team after the second and final Ames Semi-Final competition this evening. Thanks @erinefwlr and @norahrast for your wonderful coverage! https://t.co/jGZ0FJ9FRJ

Check out this week’s @HarvardCRCL bonus podcast episode about how graduate student-workers unions can make academia more equitable — featuring @hgsuuaw members @Rachel_JSA and @nihasingh06!
https://t.co/VS4WYgrYmH

@Rachel_JSA and I talk about union contracts and civil rights on the @HarvardCRCL podcast and I wish I were a labor lawyer so I could drop knowledge like Rachel does here. Take a listen! Thanks to @emilythemorrow for making it all happen. https://t.co/zozRITW1w9

Check out @Rachel_JSA and Niharika Singh of the @hgsuuaw on the @HarvardCRCL Taking Liberties podcast discussing the #NoCarveOut campaign to ensure protections against discrimination are included in the grievance procedure. See you at the Time's Up Rally! https://t.co/JxNi0oo0ht

Emily Morrow talks to @Rachel_JSA & @nihasingh06 of the @hgsuuaw about all things union. Harvard is a massive employer trying to evade its obligation to protect its workers civil rights — that’s why students are calling for #NoCarveOut and a #contractNOW.

https://t.co/fppks4O96b

Ames Semi-Finals live blog is happening now!

Follow along as we give you the highlights of the first night of the @Harvard_Law moot court semi-finals.

https://t.co/I0ffZau1lj

#Texas lawmakers trying to sidestep national marriage equality ruling from SCOTUS! Sign to stop #LGBT discrimination http://t.co/3j7LmNCmqn

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