Last week, the Massachusetts state legislature scrapped H3361, a bill that sought to improve state data collection on Asian Americans. Proposed by State Representative Tackey Chan, the bill would have required state agencies to report data by individual ethnic group when collecting data on Asian
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
This week, Pennsylvania Republicans resist the state Supreme Court's order to redraw district maps, labor advocates organize in preparation for oral arguments in Janus vs. AFSCME, and data-driven remedies to bias in the criminal justice system face scrutiny.
In Florida, the end of your incarceration can be the beginning of a life-long sentence. That’s because Florida is one of four states that does not automatically restore civil rights (most prominently, voting rights) to people who were convicted of felonies but have fulfilled every
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