HLS graduate Harvey Silverglate was on campus recently to explain why he's not happy with his alma mater. Apparently Harvard has been killing free speech over the past couple of decades. It's been all downhill since his heroic days defending student protesters in 1967, Silverglate said.
Over the past few months, circuit courts have started weighing in on the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers' health plans include contraception at no cost to employees, and it's clearly heading for the Supreme Court.
So far, the 3rd Circuit and the 6th Circuit have
We know that Obama has largely continued the drone policies of the Bush administration. Even so, the approving nod to Nixon’s expansion of the Vietnam War across Southeast Asia is an unexpected development.
Combating sex trafficking requires new and innovative thinking in today’s internet age. Because of websites like Craigslist and Backpage, it is easier than ever for those who traffic in sex to find clients. While simpler for the perpetrators, it has become increasingly difficult for law
Today’s national Civil Rights dialogue focuses largely on immigration, reproductive issues, and LGBTQ rights. Certainly, each of these issues critically requires our nation’s attention, but they should not be discussed to the exclusion of “old fashioned” racial discrimination. The African-American Civil Rights Movement is the
CR-CL's Executive Editors for Online Content, Noah Kaplan and Matt Giffin sort through the issues that may point progressives away from voting to re-elect Barack Obama. Does being progressive mean voting for Democrats, or should progressives send a message to the president that we
Rather than condemning the profligacy of the State in providing basic human rights for its most marginalized, we must continue to demand positive rights for all. Demanding humane treatment of inmates is substantively necessary, but can also be strategically valuable because it is one of
Can we square the invocation of evolving standards of decency with the recognized fact that the criminal justice system in the United States is, in general, far more punitive than it once was? I think that we can, if we allow for a fuller recognition
In Miller v. Alabama, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a sentencing scheme that mandates life in prison without parole for juvenile homicide offenders. Despite Justice Kagan’s protestations, the Court was not eliminating an outlying vestige of once common, brutal punishment,
United States v. Pleau raises legal questions that deserve more attention than the case is likely to receive. The case can actually be seen as being about the location of the primary police power in the American system of constitutional federalism, and it exposes the