In what has now become a seemingly cyclical pattern of new revelations regarding the extent of NSA surveillance, a new article posted on the Huffington Post describes ways the NSA is using “its troves of data to discredit and undermine individuals who the agency believes
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.
What could be funnier than dressing as a bloodied-Trayvon Martin and a neighborhood watch captain for Halloween? Almost anything, really.
This Halloween, a photo featuring two men dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has made its way across the internet, drawing much attention and
When Edward Snowden first came forward as the source of leaked documents detailing the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency, he maintained that his sole motivation was “to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is
Last year I wrote a blog post here advocating for the passage of a referendum on assisted suicide in Massachusetts. In it, I argued that the religious, philosophical and spiritual complexities of the immensely personal issue should prevent the government from making a choice on
Welcome to the blog of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. The 2013-2014 academic year looks to be a big one for developments relating to civil rights and civil liberties, and we will be here to cover it. But will it be a good
It turns out that no one likes invasions into their privacy. Not even Facebook.
Since the rise of social media, users have been struggling to strike a balance between sharing updates with friends and maintaining a degree of privacy. However, social media giants, such as Facebook,
Summertime is for sitting on the beach with a cold beer in one hand and a Kindle loaded with pdfs of legal theory in the other. Sitting by the seaside in August focuses the mind both on the need to appreciate the here-and-now and on
This past Monday the Supreme Court split in Salinas v. Texas deciding that a prosecutor may take advantage of a defendant’s right to remain silent, in pre-custodial circumstances, if that right was not expressly asserted by the defendant. In other words, the court suggested that
Like me, I imagine that many young, idealistic, progressive law students begin their legal educations under the impression that federal courts act—to use Professor Michael Klarman’s witty, if not slightly sardonic turn of phrase—as counter-majoritarian heroes. As such, federal judges are just chomping at the