Developments at Spring Valley High School
A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Department of Justice following the violent arrest of a student caught on video at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
Deputy Ben Fields, the officer seen violently pulling the student
Family Hires High-Profile Civil-Rights Lawyer after Roadside Shooting of Black Church Musician by Officer in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Corey Jones, a drummer who played in his church and in a band, finished a gig when his car broke down on the freeway exit ramp. Mr.
Partial Stay Order Issued in Harvard Admissions Suit
On Friday, Judge Allison Burroughs issued a partial stay order for Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, which alleges discriminatory admissions practice against Asian American applicants. The order will stay in effect until the First Circuit hears an
Lawmakers’ Debate on Gun Control Measures
After another mass shooting last week, President Obama expressed frustration with the current gun control narrative, stating “our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” Some reformers are seeking solutions in existing legislation and public health policies. Others seek more drastic measures in hopes of
Last Thursday, my alarm rang at 5:45 AM and I rolled out of bed. I quickly washed my hair, face, teeth, and slipped on my suit. Before leaving my apartment, I made sure I had my American lapel pin and my red, white, and blue
At the height of the Great Society in 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), a piece of legislation aimed at ending housing discrimination. For the past thirty-seven years, every federal appellate court has interpreted discrimination under the FHA as providing both for claims
Students Sue the Harvard Corporation to Compel Divestment from Fossil Fuels
After two years of urging Harvard to publicly discuss divestment from fossil fuels, a group of Harvard students has sued the Harvard Corporation, “alleging that the threat of global warming is so serious and so immediate
Department of Education Okays Princeton’s Revised Sexual Assault Policy
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Princeton University regarding its Title XI violations. After mishandling complaints of sexual assault and hostile work environment, Princeton implemented new policies
Theoretically speaking, debtors' prisons have been explicitly outlawed by the United States Supreme Court since Bearden v. Georgia in 1983. As a practical matter, however, debtors' prisons are alive and well. In fact, a 2010 study by the Brennan Center for Justice found that, of
There has been considerable coverage on the new Harvard University sexual harassment policy. On Oct. 15, a group of 28 HLS faculty members published this op-ed in the Boston Globe arguing that the new university policy 1) violates principles of Due Process, 2) inappropriately expanded prohibited