CR-CL’s Executive Editors for Online Content Noah Kaplan and Matt Giffin get together each week to discuss the important topics in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The show begins with our weekly news round-up, This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Our guest this week is HarvardCRCL.org employment law blogger Minal Caron. This week’s episode looks at two topics:
1) The Supreme Court this week granted certiorari on Fisher v. University of Texas. What is the future of affirmative action in university admissions? What does the Court’s changed composition since Grutter suggest about the decision to hear this case? What are the implications of a decision potentially overturning Grutter?
2) Minal discusses his recent post on HarvardCRCL.org about a lawsuit challenging the use of unpaid internships in competitive for-profit industries. Noah, Matt, and Minal discuss the socio-economic implications of allowing loopholes in the Fair Labor Standards Act, and whether government internships should be allowed to be unpaid.
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