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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, experts weigh in on the future of Roe in the Supreme Court, New York City mandates vaccines for private companies, two election workers who were targeted for defamation by right-wing media sue, and more. 

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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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Remote Work as a Reasonable Accommodation: Implications from the COVID-19 Pandemic

In Moncrief v. ISS Facility Services, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) argues that ISS Facility Services’ denial of an employee’s reasonable accommodation request to work remotely part-time violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Filed on September 7, 2021, Moncrief marks the EEOC’s first ever lawsuit claiming an employer violated the ADA by failing to provide accommodations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, civil rights hero Claudette Colvin seeks expungement for resisting segregation laws, immigration authorities announced they would “limit” arrests at protected areas, two officers were indicted for murder for shooting Jamarion Robinson 76 times, two people were executed and experienced severe suffering during the process, passports will now reflect more gender identities, and more.

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We are currently accepting Outside Article submissions for Volume 58, Issue 1! We invite you to submit any of your manuscripts that relate to the broad umbrella of civil rights and civil liberties.
https://harvard-crcl.scholasticahq.com/for-authors

Come work for us as a clinical fellow in 2022!

For more details and to apply: https://law.yale.edu/mfia/news/opportunities

Deadline: January 17, 2022

Today on the Amicus Blog: a guest post from @fgwaggeh analyzing the important and exciting impacts of NYC's new noncitizen municipal voting legislation: https://harvardcrcl.org/extending-the-franchise-for-americans-in-waiting-municipal-voting-rights-for-noncitizens/

3Ls and early career attorneys. The Federal Defenders have announced 2-year fellowships to bring up the next generation of zealous defenders.

Http://diversityfellowship.fd.org/frontpage

📚 Now accepting applications to join the CR-CL Vol. 58 Board. All HLS students ​may apply, including 1Ls. Apply now!

#8 How to Make Senior Capstones Truly Anti-Racist by Lisa Martinez ft. exceptional research from @NEAToday @LPI_Learning @itsywc @OUSDNews @HarvardCRCL

https://futurefocusededucation.org/2021/07/15/how-to-make-senior-capstones-truly-anti-racist/

Join our team and fight for a Better Alabama! Alabama Appleseed is hiring a Legal Fellow to assist with direct representation of incarcerated clients in post-conviction and parole proceedings. Read more at https://www.alabamaappleseed.org/news/were-hiring-a-legal-fellow-to-join-our-team-fighting-for-a-better-alabama/

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