Amicus Blog

Abuse of Power by ICE and CBP: Perspective from an Immigration Attorney and Water Drop Volunteer

Guest post by Kirsten Zittlau. Ms. Zittlau is an immigration attorney living in San Diego, California. She has volunteered dropping water in the California desert near the Mexico border for over two and half years. Ms. Zittlau has been an attorney since 2002 but made the switch to immigration law last year in order to advocate for immigrants and fight against the abuses of power by the current administration.

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Criminalizing Humanitarian Aid

Guest post by Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler. Justine is the Media Coordinator for No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, a humanitarian organization in Southern Arizona. 

The volunteers’ trial was not predicated on the prosecution proving guilt—our volunteers proudly hiked lifesaving supplies into the Cabeza Prieta Wilderness in August of 2017. This case was based on deeper questions of morality in the law, as federal immigration policy does not account for the reality of lives being lost along our border.   

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Ames Semi-Final Round – March 12

Welcome to CR-CL’s Live Blog of the Ames Moot Court Semi-Finals! Please scroll down for the live blog. We’ll start blogging shortly before 6:15 PM on March 12, 2019. The Ames Competition is a long-standing tradition at Harvard Law School. The students have gone...

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When Your Prayers go Unanswered

Guest post by Mandy Fatemi. Mandy is a 3L from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the George Washington University and worked in the federal government prior to attending law school. Mandy is passionate about election law, criminal justice...

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The Supreme Court just granted cert in two cases about whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers — and there's every reason to believe this SCOTUS will leave LGBTQ people in the cold.

SCOTUS’s conclusion in Masterpiece v. Colorado that Colorado exhibited hostility toward a baker’s religious beliefs doesn’t hold up under closer inspection, as argued in this new post @HarvardCRCL

With the 1st Annual Critical Race theory Conference, we are reclaiming the student activist tradition of creating physical, political, emotional, social, and academic spaces of liberation. @HarvardBLSA @HarvardCRCL @harvardblj

House Democrats just introduced a new bill to fight sexual harassment by outlawing forced arbitration for employees and and prohibiting non-disclosures which cover up sexual harassment. Details from @OnLaborBlog 👇🏽

“ a system that is so deeply rooted in injustice, we have a very long way to go until prosecutors can truly claim to belong to a profession where they do justice.”

@emilybazelon’s new book, “Charged,” is out today. Check out our review here!

Emily Bazelon's new book, "Charged" is out today. I had the opportunity to review it for @HarvardCRCL.

Bazelon’s call to action is not subtle. Its urgency jumps off the page; it will destroy any remaining belief you have that our criminal system is just.

Great piece by @NoMoreDeaths on @HarvardCRCL "We believe that attempts to criminalize the humanitarian aid work our group and others like it perform are part of a larger, systemic movement against undocumented people in the US." #AbolishICE #ChingaLaMigra #abolishicebox

"We reject the ever-increasing militarization of the border, and dream of a world without walls." New piece by #NoMoreDeaths media coordinator up on @HarvardCRCL

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