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Vol. 54, No. 1, Spring 2019

Read about consumer abuses in the criminal legal system, energy and environmental justice, forced arbitration, and more in Vol. 54, No. 1.

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Read about indigenous water rights, prison labor, infrastructural exclusion, and more in Vol. 53, No. 2.

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Read about the alt-labor movement, sexual abuse in prisons, and the conservation of public lands in Vol. 53, No. 1.

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Taking Liberties Episode 7

In this episode, our hosts Mahroh Jahangiri and Elizabeth Ross speak with our guest Angel Sanchez to discuss his recent article "In Spite of Prison" as well as developments in the prison abolition movement more broadly. This episode also features an interview with...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: April 29, 2019

This week, the Redacted Mueller report was released, Supreme Court experts warned of a potentially devastating decision on the citizenship question for the 2020 Census, multiple states imposed new aggressive regulations on voter registration efforts, and a US Attorney indicted two Massachusetts state court officials for allegedly allowing an undocumented person to avoid ICE enforcers at a state courthouse.

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Where the Confrontation Clause Gets it Wrong: Police Brutality Cases

As police officers continue to shoot and kill unarmed civilians, we must examine the disparity between police brutality and police accountability. Too many officers kill unarmed Black people with little to no consequences. One barrier to accountability is gathering witnesses, as witnesses are required to present themselves for trial to testify against accused officers.

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New @HarvardCRCL post about Trump adding an immigration question to #2020Census. Trump's legal arguments and rationales are invalid. This is an effort to suppress the self-determination of black&brown communities & keep his white majority. @votolatino

This episode of Taking Liberties, hosts Mahroh Jahangiri and Elizabeth Ross interview Angel Sanchez about his article on prison abolition. Also featuring Rund Khayyat and Melanie Fontes in conversation with Dr. Cynthia Boyer https://t.co/CYzsE5S8cC

Dope article by @DemisseSelassie on @HarvardCRCL "
@NipseyHussle was, as many now have understood, 'buying back his hood' – prudently redistributing wealth through job creation before speculative and irresponsibly profit-driven outsiders could arrive. #NipseyHussle https://t.co/cU0pok6xsF

The issues that most affect our brown communities deserve to be acknowledged on all platforms. Thanks for using yours @DemisseSelassie to share the reality of gentrification and the power of reinvesting in our brown communities. Check out the full piece on @HarvardCRCL ✨✨✨ https://t.co/pJJlwqiyCy

Check out my piece in @HarvardCRCL! Thanks for giving me a platform to highlight the life of @NipseyHussle and the importance of equitable community development. Hope you all enjoy! #NipseyHussle #Nipsey https://t.co/18bJBTh9lv

Agreed. Also reminds me of when @HarvardCRCL published this piece by Thomas C. O'Bryant on his experiences litigating pro se while incarcerated: https://t.co/4tUGWS8Kdx https://t.co/PhudU2czf2

So proud of my former student Nate Reisinger, whom I had the privilege of teaching during his 1L year at Carolina, for having his Note published in @HarvardCRCL. Congress enacted many of Nate’s specific recommendations weeks after the issue went to print. https://t.co/1E7Xte3CrA

Check out my new post in the @HarvardCRCL Amicus blog about why we should allow anonymous witness testimony in police brutality cases.
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