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Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, over a thousand migrant children are being imprisoned in a desert tent camp in Texas, California's efforts to fight forced arbitration were thwarted, and Pennsylvania prisons banned paper books.   1,600 Migrant

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This

Last fall, CR-CL highlighted the problematic history and application of

The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review is the nation’s leading progressive law journal.

Founded in 1966 as an instrument to advance personal freedoms and human dignities, CR-CL seeks to catalyze progressive thought and dialogue through publishing innovative legal scholarship and from various perspectives and in diverse fields of study.

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Guest Post by David Meyerson, @dbmeyerson, a Software Engineer at Microsoft and co-teacher of computer science in Boston Public Schools.   Personal data from 87 million Facebook users in the U.S. was

April 11 marked the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which was passed in 1968 to fix residential segregation by preventing individuals from marginalized communities from being discriminated against

This week, Trump attacked Medicaid recipients, DeVos threatened students’ civil rights, and police violence affected a member of our Harvard community.

Guest Post by Ryan H. Nelson Ryan H. Nelson is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School where he teaches employment law and in-house counsel at one of

In May of 2010, Amy Hughes stood in her backyard in Tuscon, Arizona and was shot four times by Police Cpl. Andrew Kisela. A 911 caller had reported seeing Hughes

Criminal Legal System   Our unemployment rate fails to account for mass incarceration. Mass incarceration disproportionately affects black communities. Unemployment data fails to account for this, which makes the disparity between black

The housing crisis in the United States has garnered increasing attention over the past few years, and recent studies have begun to plumb millions of eviction records to understand the

Congress passed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act in 1994 in  the wake of several high-profile violent crimes. The Act, originally written by Joe Biden and signed into

Today, April 10, is Equal Pay Day, the date symbolizing how far into the year the average woman in the United States must work to earn what the average man