Since early August, the country’s eyes have been fixed on a small St. Louis suburb.
If you’re reading this, you likely know the story, but here are the events (and where witness accounts differ):
Michael Brown steals some cigarillos from a corner store with his friend Dorian
This past Tuesday, November 18, one of Harvard Law School's greatest traditions held its biggest event of the year: The Ames Moot Court Competition Final Round. The competition featured two strong teams and three esteemed judges--Justice Scalia, Judge Jordan of the 11th Circuit, and Judge
With the summer drawing to a close and classes now well underway at Harvard, it's time to check in on what's new in the world of civil rights and civil liberties.
Death Penalty Sought in Texas No-Knock Raid Shooting
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty in a
In a 2-1 ruling, the Tenth Circuit declared today that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, affirming a 2013 district court opinion. The ruling would make Utah the 21st state with marriage equality. Appellate reviews are still pending in 8 states: Ohio, Texas, Kentucky,
Good morning all, and to those of you in the Boston area, happy Marathon Monday! Here's the latest in the world of civil rights and civil liberties from the past week.
"House Votes Down Bill to Repeal La. Sodomy Laws"
Despite sodomy laws being ruled unconstitutional over
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
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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