As a former refugee, the response to the Syrian refugee crisis from government officials has been disheartening. With more than 4 million refugees, the U.S.’ commitment to admit merely 10,000 refugees is pitiful. As the richest and most powerful nation in the world, it is
Over 150,000 non-violent ex-felons now have the right to vote in Kentucky, thanks to an executive order signed by Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday. The Democratic Governor’s term ends in only two weeks, but believes this order is an important legacy to leave behind. In
If you want to confuse a roomful of law students, teach them First Amendment doctrine. Courts have struggled over the years to develop a consistent jurisprudence, instead creating “a vast Sargasso Sea of drifting and entangled values, theories, rules, exceptions, predilections.” Recent events at
It is no secret the Supreme Court of the United States is both generally hostile to class action lawsuits and gives great deference to arbitration clauses. The use of arbitration clauses is becoming so ubiquitous that the public is beginning to take notice. The New
Every year, the United States holds hundreds of thousands of immigrants in detention centers across the country. These individuals are subjected to prolonged periods of incarceration in a complex network of prisons and jails, where there is little oversight to ensure that conditions are humane
What do the protests at Missouri and elsewhere have to say about the fight over future of the university experience?
Recently, the University of Missouri erupted in protests calling for the resignation of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. The campus erupted in celebration
The past few months have been a whirlwind for immigrant-rights activists working to end government detention of families at the border.
In July, Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the Obama administration’s blanket policy of detaining
Last week, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review hosted a conversation with Shannon Liss-Riordan about the legality of Uber classifying drivers as independent contractors instead of as employees. Liss-Riordan is an attorney at Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C., a plaintiffs’-side employment and union-side law firm. She
Voter ID laws have existed for many decades, and even strict iterations of it have been upheld by the Supreme Court. Currently, thirty-two states have some form of a Voter ID law in effect. Voter ID laws require that an individual present some form of
Could a co-op require homeowners to consist primarily “of German extraction?”
While this question may sound like a case straight out of the Civil Rights era, a homeowner in Yaphank, New York filed a lawsuit last week challenging a co-op bylaw that contained such a provision.