Religion is a divisive issue. Few subjects arouse more controversy than the extent to which the government should permit, or even facilitate, the free exercise of religion. Even in progressive circles, there continues to be passionate disagreement as to the role religion should play in
In recent months, nearly everyone has been talking about politics – including celebrities. When Mike Pence attended the popular musical Hamilton, the cast took the opportunity to applaud diversity and ask him to “uphold our American values.” Green Day directly blasted Donald Trump, the KKK,
In 2009, Jae Lee–a legal resident but not an American citizen– was charged with possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute. The evidence against Lee was staggering, and his lawyer incorrectly promised that a plea deal would not put him in danger of deportation. The
This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the judicially created “provocation rule” comports with the Court’s precedents. The action under review, Mendez v. County of Los Angeles, involves an incident that occurred in the desert town of Lancaster, California, where sheriff deputies unlawfully
Last year, I wrote about discussing race with white people. Around that time, I harbored the suspicion that I was The Black Friend  whose presence and friendship validated lazy allies.
This election proved me right. Visible minorities in these white and/or elite spaces are symbols obscuring
Professor Carol Steiker recommended books on capital punishment. She is the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and she joined the faculty in 1992. Before joining the faculty she worked in the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Professor Steiker
The Ninth Circuit recently held that Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act (Rehabilitation Act) could be used as tools against genetic discrimination. The case is Chadam v. Palo Alto Unified School District. The court
By Nino Monea
This is a guest post by Nino Monea. Nino is a third-year student at Harvard Law School and is the 2016-2017 President of Student Government. He is also one of two Presidents of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
Many of the most cherished rights in
Professor Klarman joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 2008. He is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor, and focuses on constitutional law and constitutional history. In particular, professor Klarman focuses on race in the context of constitutional history. He came to Harvard Law School after
Last Friday, waiting in a Boston T station with two (white) friends, a middle-aged white woman walked past and told us, “Sit together; don’t trust black people.” Earlier last week, a friend of mine was verbally assaulted because of her race and her gender, explicitly