Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
This week, a federal appeals court held that sexual orientation is covered by Title VII, the FCC published its rules repealing net neutrality, and civil libertarians argue that mass shootings are the price to pay for
As our nation around the world struggle with the threat of terrorist attacks and violence from both foreign and domestic sources, we will be forced to engage with the ever-present tension between security and civil liberties. In a 2001 article in the Atlantic, esteemed jurist
In stark contrast to his difficulties advancing his legislative agenda, President Trump has been widely successful in nominating judges to fill the more than 100 vacancies in the federal judiciary. Presently, almost one-sixth of federal judgeships need to be filled. Seizing this opportunity, President Trump
How long does a typical phone conversation take you? Five minutes? What about with a parent or grandparent who you haven't spoken to in a while? Maybe thirty or forty minutes? What if each of those minutes cost you $14? Would you spend $70, $420,
In February, Florida enacted a new death penalty statute that resolved the constitutional issues the U.S. Supreme Court found in 2016. Even with this reinstatement, one state’s attorney, Aramis D. Ayala, said that her office would not seek what she views as an ineffective and costly form
While the “Trump Bump”—the notable growth of the stock market since the election—has impacted numerous sectors of the economy, one industry stands out as enjoying some of the most shocking gains: private prisons. Within 24 hours of the election, the stock price of GEO Group and