Snowden was right all along. Or at least that’s what President Obama seemed to suggest on Tuesday during his public endorsement of the Justice Department’s plan to overhaul the National Security Agency’s phone records program. President Obama asked Congress to “quickly” pass legislation to reform
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
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
Today, the internet was abuzz with the news of President Obama commuting the sentences of eight convicted criminals. Their crimes? Nonviolent crack cocaine offenses. Each prisoner had already served time of over fifteen years, and six of the eight prisoners were carrying out life
What could be funnier than dressing as a bloodied-Trayvon Martin and a neighborhood watch captain for Halloween? Almost anything, really.
This Halloween, a photo featuring two men dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has made its way across the internet, drawing much attention and
It turns out that no one likes invasions into their privacy. Not even Facebook.
Since the rise of social media, users have been struggling to strike a balance between sharing updates with friends and maintaining a degree of privacy. However, social media giants, such as Facebook,
The courts have changed in such a way that it’s hard to bring affirmative [racial] claims, which is why I think one of the things that 21st century proponents of equality have to be willing to do is to advocate and litigate around issues such