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Liberty University Trespassing Charges are a Threat to the Free Press

Last week, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. announced that arrest warrants had been issued for two journalists for allegedly trespassing on the university’s campus in the course of their reporting on the university’s COVID-19 policies. Aside from functioning as an attack on the press, the trespassing allegations raise important questions about journalists’ right to engage in newsgathering activities on private university campuses.

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Unhoused People’s Right To Public Bathrooms

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to unhoused people’s lack of access to sanitary living conditions. The extreme dearth of shelter beds and public restrooms across the country means that unhoused people, despite being particularly vulnerable to the effects of the outbreak, have little means by which to protect themselves.

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Springer Spaniels, Civil Liberties, and the Fourth Amendment

In 2018, the TSA implemented a “cute dog” policy: it would employ only cute looking dogs at airports. This seemingly innocuous policy offers a vivid example of how government can shape and collapse our right to privacy. Now is a crucial moment for the development of privacy law. It is worth understanding and thinking carefully about the tradeoffs between convenience and privacy that we are willing to accept.

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Ending Bail in the Wake of Coronavirus

COVID-19 – also known as Coronavirus – is an increasing risk to public health in the United States. While universities, businesses, and hospitals are preparing, it is worth considering what jails and prisons will look like as the virus continues to spread. Many...

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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.

https://harvardlpr.com/2020/04/02/online-symposium-the-future-of-progressive-constitutionalism/

CR-CL is live blogging the Semi-Final Round of the Ames Moot Court Competition tonight! Check out our updates starting at 6:15 pm EST at https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-march-9-2020/

This weekend, we celebrated 55 years of pushing the bounds of legal scholarship. Special thanks to our keynote speaker @vanitaguptaCR, our more than thirty panelists, and our entire CR-CL community. To the next 55!

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Thank you so much @daliejimenez and Jonathan Glater for speaking with CR-CL about student debt as a racial justice issue!

Be sure to check out Professors Jimenez's and Glater's upcoming article in CR-CL Volume 55.1!

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