Read about what happens when police act as lawmakers, a child’s constitutional right to family integrity, and more in Volume 56, No. 2.
Read about the legacy of Justice Ginsburg, family separation, reverse redlining, and more in Vol. 56, No. 1.
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.
Photo Credit: AP The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Dec. 1 in a case that legal observers predict will be the nail in Roe v. Wade’s gradually hollowed coffin. A majority of justices seemed poised to rule for the plaintiff-appellees in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s...read more
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, three white men were found guilty in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on pre-viability prohibitions to elective abortion, a Texas Appeals Court affirms the ban on...read more
Photo Credit: Zimmytws/iStock, via Getty Images Plus Respect for the Constitution used to be a basic qualification for elected officials. These days, some voters are giddy about campaign promises that would blatantly defy it. More troublingly, some politicians and...read more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Uber, alleging that the ridesharing company violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by charging fees to passengers who, because of their disabilities, take more time to enter a...read more
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments upon whether Puerto Ricans should be constitutionally entitled to federal benefit programs, the California Supreme Court will decide whether a law prohibiting eldercare workers from misgendering transgender residents violates free speech protections, the US Department of Justice launched a historic equity probe in Alabama, and much more.read more
Carceral pretrial approaches lack evidence of effectiveness—in fact, research identifies that commonplace strategies such as money bail, detention, and even mandatory drug testing hamper pretrial success. In addition, these strategies are racially discriminatory while also contributing to harmful collateral consequences for individuals and communities. As jurisdictions across the country are beginning to confront these findings and explore alternatives, the pretrial space offers a unique opportunity for abolitionist transformations.read more
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