Vol. 54, No. 1
Read about consumer abuses in the criminal legal system, energy and environmental justice, forced arbitration, and more in the latest edition of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
Read about consumer abuses in the criminal legal system, energy and environmental justice, forced arbitration, and more in Vol. 54, No. 1.
Read about indigenous water rights, prison labor, infrastructural exclusion, and more in Vol. 53, No. 2.
Read about the alt-labor movement, sexual abuse in prisons, and the conservation of public lands in Vol. 53, No. 1.
In Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colo. Civil Rights Comm'n, 138 S. Ct. 1719 (2018), the Supreme Court’s seven-member majority claimed that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had exhibited “hostility” toward a Colorado baker’s religious beliefs. But upon closer...read more
Book Review: Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, by Emily Bazelon
“Numbingly normal.” It’s how Emily Bazelon describes the outcome in Connick v. Thompson, a 2011 Supreme Court case that shielded prosecutors’ offices from liability for Brady violations resulting from the offices’ failure to train their attorneys. This immunity from...read more
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border, arson attacks destroyed black churches, and uncertainty continued to surround the Mueller Report. President Trump Visits the U.S.-Mexico Border. On...read more
Guest post by Kirsten Zittlau. Ms. Zittlau is an immigration attorney living in San Diego, California. She has volunteered dropping water in the California desert near the Mexico border for over two and half years. Ms. Zittlau has been an attorney since 2002 but made the switch to immigration law last year in order to advocate for immigrants and fight against the abuses of power by the current administration.read more
Guest post by Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler. Justine is the Media Coordinator for No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, a humanitarian organization in Southern Arizona.
The volunteers’ trial was not predicated on the prosecution proving guilt—our volunteers proudly hiked lifesaving supplies into the Cabeza Prieta Wilderness in August of 2017. This case was based on deeper questions of morality in the law, as federal immigration policy does not account for the reality of lives being lost along our border.read more
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, the Mueller Report was finally delivered to the Attorney General, the Supreme Court took up multiple important civil rights cases, and New Zealand confronts the aftermath of a tragic shooting. The...read more
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