Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, the first installment of a new weekly series rounding up the latest news.
This week, immigrants’ rights are under attack on multiple fronts by the Trump administration, Florida delivers a surprising win for voting rights, and
Professor Jennifer Reynolds is an associate professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, visiting this year at Harvard Law School. This spring, she is teaching “Advanced Negotiation: Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Criminal Context.”
This course is new for me and new for HLS.
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
A week ago, a San Francisco jury acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant, of murder in the death of Kate Steinle, which took place on July 1, 2015. The defense argued that Garcia Zarate happened upon the gun, which accidentally fired while pointed
Jazmynne Young is a trans woman and LGBTQ rights activist. She was arrested this summer and held at Valley Street Jail in Manchester, NH for several days on charges of receiving stolen property. The charges were ultimately dropped. She spoke with me about her experiences
Courts should take responsibility for a fundamental question: whether current case law addressing the rights of homeless people rests upon fundamentally flawed assumptions.
In a recent decision, Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the Seventh Circuit took time to consider the methods of statutory interpretation at its disposal before advancing a new and unorthodox statutory reading. Sitting en banc, the court was considering a claim of employment discrimination
It has long been observed that police departments can function to reinforce racial and class inequality. Regardless of whether their creators intended that organized police departments have this effect, this has sometimes been the result through selective enforcement of laws and brutal interrogation tactics. Examples
While technology has empowered us to access a wealth of information about the world, it can also empower others to access a wealth of information about ourselves. When we feed personal information to our various electronic devices, can we expect that information to remain private?
Unless the Supreme Court reverses his conviction, Mr. McCoy will face the death penalty because of the decisions his attorney made against his wishes.