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  • October 12, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Partial Stay Order Issued in Harvard Admissions Suit On Friday, Judge Allison Burroughs issued a partial stay order for Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, which alleges discriminatory admissions practice against Asian American applicants. The order will stay in effect until the First Circuit hears an appeal by proposed interveners […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Gift from My Parents

    Amicus, Race, Race and Immigration October 8, 2015 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    I had the talk with my parents when I started high school. No, not that talk you are thinking of right now. They wanted to talk about institutional racism in America. Specifically, they thought it was imperative for me to understand the bias against Asian applicants during the college application […]

  • October 5, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Lawmakers’ Debate on Gun Control Measures After another mass shooting last week, President Obama expressed frustration with the current gun control narrative, stating “our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” Some reformers are seeking solutions in existing legislation and public health policies. Others seek more drastic measures in hopes of creating a “gun-free society,” […]

  • Debtors’ Prisons and the Exploitation of the Poor

    In October 1980, Danny Bearden plead guilty to burglary and theft. The trial court sentenced Mr. Bearden to four years probation and ordered him to pay $750 in fines and restitution, with $200 payable over the first two days, and the rest of the $550 balance due within four months. […]

  • Planned Parenthood’s Fight for Funding: The attack on women’s health

    Reproductive Rights September 30, 2015 at 11:05 pm 0 comments

    On Tuesday, the controversy over Planned Parenthood continued as the organization’s president Cecile Richards was called in to testify in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Since the release of videos taken by the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion organization, which claimed to show Planned Parenthood […]

  • 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 […]

  • September 21, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup September 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm 0 comments

    Harsh conditions in immigrant detention facilities The U.S. Civil Rights Commission released a report this month detailing potential violations of human rights in immigrant detention facilities. In particular, the report highlighted concerns about sexual assault and access to nutritious food. Due to these conditions, the report recommended that the Department […]

  • September 14, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup September 14, 2015 at 10:55 am 0 comments

    The latest news stories concerning civil rights and civil liberties.

  • 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, […]