What if I told you there was an epidemic killing off the equivalent of the population of Pittsburgh every year? This epidemic affects poor and minority communities at a disproportionate rate, particularly children. The odd fact about this epidemic is that, unlike other diseases, it
Over a hundred Harvard University faculty members have signed a letter demanding that the Harvard Corporation divest completely from the fossil fuel industry. The Harvard Faculty Divest letter comes on the heels of an email from Harvard University President Drew Faust to the Harvard community
We bring you a special Spring Break Edition of the legal news roundup. Pull up a beach chair and read on.
Tennessee federal judge Aleta Trauger wrote a decision recognizing the legitimacy of out-of-state marriages between same-sex spouses. Judge Trauger’s memorandum is here: http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Tanco-opinion-3-14-14.pdf Reuters
The end of February delivered a flurry of civil rights and civil liberties news. Here are a few stories to kick off your week:
1. Arizona Did Us All a Favor - NY Times
On Wednesday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in response to a storm of protests from
Welcome to the first weekly CRCL news roundup. Each week, a contributor to the CRCL blog will pick out a few interesting items from the past week concerning civil rights and civil liberties. Here are a few articles to start off your week:
1. “Scenes from
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
No, I don’t mean Thanksgiving. It’s time for outlining and consolidating all the knowledge we have accrued this semester. And during all that feverish writing, there are still dishes to wash and, in my apartment,
Most of the attention generated by Kanye West's recent interview with Zane Lowe has centered on a few typically bombastic statements from Kanye about his place in pop culture/human history and the Twitter tirade that followed Jimmy Kimmel's spoof of the interview on Jimmy Kimmel
Do the math. As economic inequality has reached historic highs, and as political squabbles have led to a government shutdown and the possibility of a failure to raise the debt ceiling, economic and budgetary issues should be front and center on the progressive agenda. And
"We can help," the America of today says, "we can heal your sick and feed your hungry. But only if you acquiesce to our methods and accept less so that we may profit from your misfortune." That self-serving message in the end doesn't even serve
In the wake of Gonzaga Univ. v. Doe, in which the Supreme Court entrenched a tight-fisted test for whether Congress has guaranteed a statutory right to individuals, the lower courts have felt out the bounds of a new doctrine piecemeal. Recently, in Shakhnes v. Berlin,