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Vol. 56, No. 1, Spring 2021

Read about the legacy of Justice Ginsburg, family separation, reverse redlining, and more in Vol. 56, No. 1.

Vol. 55, No. 3, Summer 2020

Read about the history of the National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences, and understand systemic racism through explorations of housing policies, job placement agencies, and food inequality in our online-only Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference symposium edition, Vol. 55, No. 3.

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Read about consent and coercion in employment law, the anti-commandeering doctrine and civil rights, our symposium on “Whom the State Kills,” and more in Vol. 55, No. 2.

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DOJ Supports Trans Woman’s Eighth Amendment Claim

Last week, the Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in support of Ashley Diamond’s lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections. Diamond, a Black trans woman and civil rights activist who is incarcerated, has endured repeated sexual assaults...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Derek Chauvin was convicted for killing George Floyd, while the Supreme Court undermined its recent rulings protecting juveniles accused of serious crimes. Meanwhile, Oakland begins experimenting with...

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Over Zoom and In-Person, Prosecution is Criminally Inefficient

In the good ol’ days before the pandemic, what may have felt like efficiency in the criminal legal system was really just the whirring machinery of the New Jim Crow. We should care about the efficiency of the criminal legal system. But we must define it appropriately. Does each hour and dollar we invest in it do all that it can to repair harm, help individuals thrive, and build strong communities?

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, President Biden forms a panel to study Supreme Court reform, Maryland establishes a multitude of police reform measures, and California’s COVID-19 related restrictions are once again struck down by the Supreme Court. 

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What's going on this week in civil rights and civil liberties? Travis Fife '21 breaks it down on the Amicus Blog: https://harvardcrcl.org/12668-2/

A new episode of our podcast, Taking Liberties, is up! On this episode, editor Laura Garcia speaks with @MALDEF's Nina Perales. They discuss her work as an impact litigator, voting rights, civil rights issues facing the LatinX community, and more.

Today on the Amicus Blog: Katharine Bohrs '21 explores the ramifications of Maryland's repeal of its police bill of rights: https://harvardcrcl.org/maryland-becomes-first-state-to-repeal-its-police-bill-of-rights/

Hey! You! It's Friday afternoon and I know you're not really working. Take a minute to read my post on @HarvardCRCL's blog! I reflect on my recent experience in West Roxbury court and how we define "efficiency" in the criminal legal system.


Today on the blog, @EthanLowens reflects on his experiences in Zoom court and how we define an "efficient courtroom": https://harvardcrcl.org/criminally-inefficient/

Reminder: in just a few minutes the @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court Competition Semi-Finals will begin! Follow the action with us here at https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-april-13-2021/

Tonight at 6pm is the start of the @Harvard_Law Ames Competition Semi-Finals! Join us as we live-blog the arguments here: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-april-13-2021/

It's a busy week in civil rights and civil liberties! Check out all the news on our Amicus Blog weekly news roundup: https://harvardcrcl.org/this-week-in-civil-rights-and-civil-liberties-16/

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