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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.

Vol. 55, No. 2, Summer 2020

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.

Vol. 55, No. 1, Summer 2020

Read about debt in the United States, predictive algorithms in criminal justice, the criminalization of homelessness, and more in Vol. 55, No. 1.

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

This week, as the election approaches there are significant concerns about voter intimidation and misinformation campaigns, the city of Eugene, Oregon settled a civil rights case brought by a journalist injured by police while covering protests, census experts pushed...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

This week, the Supreme Court ruled on the census, thousands gather to protest Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, states throughout the country see significant decisions regarding voter participation, and President Trump attempts to use recent ICE arrests to fuel his campaign.

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The Federal Government’s Execution Spree Must End

On July 25, 2019, US Attorney General William Barr announced that the US government would resume executions after a nearly two-decade hiatus. The first killing of the new regime occurred nearly a year later with the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee on July 14, 2020. In...

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A Colorblind Test For a Racialized System

A “reasonable juvenile” standard employs a colorblind test to regulate a deeply racialized system. That is a recipe for perpetuating inequality and undermining constitutional law’s ability to protect the most marginalized.

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We're now accepting student writing submissions for Vol. 56.2 from HLS students on any topic related to civil rights or civil liberties! Get your submission in to eics.crcl.vol.56@gmail.com by Sun., 10/11/20. For more information, visit https://harvardcrcl.org/submit/.

The lives of Black victims do not matter nearly as much as those of white ones when it comes to the death penalty, a new study finds.


Applications are open for article submissions for CR-CL 56.2. Please submit any articles that broadly touch on civil rights and civil liberties for publication. Details can be found here: https://harvardcrcl.org/submit/

Check out our newest blog post by Christina Coleburn about confronting racism! https://harvardcrcl.org/the-ostrich-rears-its-head-americas-2020-racial-reckoning-is-a-victory-and-opportunity/

Check out the second article in our series about racism and police brutality! Olivia Murray discusses prison abolition: https://harvardcrcl.org/why-8-wont-work/

Check out "Why We Can't Wait"—a powerful piece by Mo Light and the first in our new online series about racism and police brutality: https://harvardcrcl.org/why-we-cant-wait/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-we-cant-wait

As a journal, we stand with the student protestors HLS is attempting to discipline for exercising their free speech rights regarding prison divestment. Please sign the petition here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TGkQyJlUPuvl9wqv5MAis8c7iec9A5JFzY92tj0Z_ns/viewform?edit_requested=true

We have 3 terrific pieces up on how progressives must reclaim the meaning of our Constitution.

Our contributors reflect back on progressives' priorities at the beginning of the Obama Administration and look forward to fights in 2021 and beyond.


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