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
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.
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
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
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,
[pullquote]“Those whom we would banish from society or from the human community itself often speak in too faint a voice to be heard above society's demand for punishment. It is the particular role of courts to hear these voices, for the Constitution declares that the
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
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
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