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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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...

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DOJ Sues Uber for ADA Violations

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...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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.

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Pretrial Transformation and Abolition

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.

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READ: Thurgood Marshall & the ⁦@NAACP_LDF⁩ team successfully litigated Brown v Bd of Education. We take issue w/the repeated references to Brown at oral argument in Dobbs this week to justify overturning Roe v Wade. We’re setting the record straight. https://www.naacpldf.org/press-release/ldf-issues-statement-on-misleading-references-to-brown-v-board-of-education-by-supreme-court-justices/

The Supreme Court just heard Dobbs, a challenge to Roe and Casey. If the petitioners win, Roe could be just the first domino to fall in a series of fundamental rights rulings. I explain what it may mean for 14th Amendment cases going forward. @HarvardCRCL https://tinyurl.com/5n825ydf

If you read nothing else today, read this by ⁦@NotesFromHeL⁩. What these children & grandparents are enduring should not be. We need a sane & urgent plan to address gun violence. But Terrez McCleary’s determination & the love of these grandparents… https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/inq2/gun-violence-trauma-kids-kalahari-resorts-waterpark-poconos-20211122.html

New #podcast episode: Why does #Gerrymandering matter so much? With @Harvard_Law's @ProfNickStephan. Topics include recent state laws that limit voting and the #VotingRights bills being debated in Congress.
https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2021/nicholas-stephanopoulos

I wrote about the 1st Amendment for @HarvardCRCL! Grateful for the opportunity! "Fidelity to the Constitution should not be optional for lawmakers... It is the bare minimum credential for public service." https://tinyurl.com/nxxtb2aw

Today's the day! The @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court Competition Finals will start tonight at 7:30pm! Follow along as we live-blog all the action here: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-moot-court-final-round-november-16-2021/

⚖️ Have you heard? Justice Kagan will be at HLS to judge the Ames Moot Court final round on Tuesday!

If you didn’t win the lottery to view it live, no problem—our journal has a proud tradition of live-blogging the event. Check out our website on Tuesday night to follow along!

We are pleased to join forces with @HLSLambda & @HarvardJLG to launch the inaugural HLS Trans Rights Writing Competition! The winner will receive $1000 & submissions will be considered for publication through the journals’ selection processes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/transrightswriting ✨

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