Harvard CR-CL is proud to publish the first official episode of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Podcast! This first full episode features CR-CL Senior Executive Editor for Online Content Noah Kaplan and Executive Editor for Online Content Matt Giffin, and welcomes former HarvardCRCL.org election law blogger Alex Trepp to the discussion. We inaugurate a weekly news round-up feature, This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Three topics are discussed:
1) Alex educates us on the rise of the SuperPAC, the role of Citizens United, and the bounds of permissible coordination between candidates and SuperPACs.
2)Matt leads a discussion of the upcoming court martial of Bradley Manning, and what we should consider when assessing the government’s treatment of leakers.
3) Noah recaps a recent Harvard Law School event featuring the Tarek Mehanna defense team, and discusses the civil rights concerns raised in the prosecution of suspected terrorists.
The show this week runs to nearly an hour, so we are thinking that two topics a week might result in a more manageable show length. We welcome your feedback via email or in the comments below. Do you like the news round-up feature? Three topics or two? Who do you want to hear on the show? What topics do you want to hear discussed?
Please email questions, comments, corrections, or suggestions to CRCLonline@gmail.com. Thanks for downloading, and enjoy the show!