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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 courts heard the Trump Administration’s last-ditch efforts to challenge the ACA, DACA, and the election results; the coronavirus continues to impact the education and employment sectors; the...

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What is Voter Intimidation?

Happy Election Day from the Amicus team! Today, Americans are coming together to have their voices heard and be counted in our democracy. With so much concern regarding voter intimidation and misinformation, we want to review what your rights are as a voter, so you can spot potentially illegal activity and feel confident reporting it. Election Day should be a time to celebrate the exercise of our civil rights—not a time for fear.

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The Zoom-to-Prison Pipeline

As students expose their bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens to their classes, teachers have an unprecedented view into a student’s family life. Many districts have doubled-down on the punishment and surveillance tactics that have characterized American education the last 30 years and have used the virtual window into students’ homes to justify punishments that make an already difficult time nearly impossible for students.

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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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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 by Sun., 10/11/20. For more information, visit

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:

Check out our newest blog post by Christina Coleburn about confronting racism!

Check out the second article in our series about racism and police brutality! Olivia Murray discusses prison abolition:

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:

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:

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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