• Is Uber Illegal? A recap of the conversation with Shannon Liss-Riordan on employment rights in the digital age

    Uncategorized November 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

    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 is currently representing Uber drivers […]

  • Weekly News Roundup: 11/2

    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 from her desk […]

  • October 26, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    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. Huntsberger, a fellow band […]

  • Conservative Value Abandoned by Conservative Legislatures

    Uncategorized October 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

    In 1964, Ronald Reagan addressed the country endorsing Barry Goldwater. This speech—“A Time for Choosing”—brought Mr. Reagan in to the national political spotlight. One line from the speech stands out: he outlined what he believed was a fundamental choice “whether we believe in our capacity for self government or whether […]

  • Systematic Civil Rights Violations Along the Border

    With the 2016 presidential primaries around the corner, immigration reform has been a common topic of conversation, with border security the central theme. However, frequently overlooked in this conversation are the consequences of devolving an overwhelming degree of power to Border Patrol agents, whom are subject to minimal accountability. Resisting […]

  • October 19, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Uncategorized October 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

    First Democratic Presidential Debate Last Tuesday, the first Democratic presidential debate was held. Many felt Hilary Clinton was the winner of the debate, but Bernie Sanders scored one of the most memorable moments of the night, when in response to a question about Clinton’s email scandal, he said “Let me […]

  • Supreme Blindness

    Uncategorized October 8, 2015 at 10:55 pm 0 comments

    In 1987, petitioner Warren McCleskey, a black man sentenced to death in Georgia, presented to the Supreme Court powerful evidence of systematic racial discrimination in the application of capital punishment.[1] McCleskey’s key ammunition? The “Baldus study,”[2] an empirically impeccable examination of the death penalty as applied in Georgia. The study determined […]

  • For Love of Whitey Bulger

    Uncategorized September 28, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

    Whitey Bulger and Catherine Greig were two lovebirds who went into hiding from 1995-2011.  They never married.  Had they tied the knot during the period in which they were known as “Charlie” and “Carol,” Catherine Greig might not be facing new charges relating to her refusal to snitch on her […]

  • Victims of Police Torture Obtain Reparations

    Uncategorized July 1, 2015 at 8:40 am 0 comments

    G. Flint Taylor, a founding partner of The People’s Law Office and a guest of CR-CL in this year’s Progressive Symposium, recently obtained reparations on behalf of victims of police torture in Chicago. In a resolution adopted by the City of Chicago, torture victims will receive monetary and non-financial reparations, […]

  • Supreme Court Threatens Medicaid Reimbursement Accountability

    Uncategorized April 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm 2 comments

    As the country focuses on the upcoming King v. Burwell decision, the Supreme Court recently ruled on a barely noticed, yet critical, healthcare case: Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center. The Court’s decision in Armstrong will likely have significant, negative consequences for the continued pursuit of universal healthcare. In Armstrong, an […]