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2021 Ames Moot Court Finals Live Blog

Welcome to the 2021 Ames Final – the first Ames Final to be conducted in a virtual setting. Live coverage begins at 5:00pm EST The following information is courtesy of the HLS BSAs.  You can see all of tonight’s information, including copies of the briefs, here. The...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Folks in Jackson, Mississippi are still without running water, state legislatures continue to introduce and pass anti-trans legislation, and jury selection for the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer...

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Pretrial Detention Has Become Exponentially More Deadly in the Pandemic

Pretrial detention, or keeping a person accused of a crime in jail until their trial, is a common practice throughout the United States. Though the system is portrayed as a way to protect public safety and ensure people show up for their trials, most often it instead simply forces those who cannot afford bail to sit in jail, while those who are able to pay the fine roam free before their court date. Although some local governments have reduced jail populations by releasing detainees, it has not been enough to protect inmates from the spread of COVID-19 within jails.

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona’s “ballot harvesting” law, a federal judge in Texas rules the pandemic moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional, the House passes the Equality Act, and the most violence in Myanmar since the military coup at the beginning of February. 

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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 stays an execution in Alabama, President Trump is acquitted in the Senate, President Biden announces plans to close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, and hate crimes against Asian...

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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 Biden Administration continues a string of immigration reform efforts; the Senate approves a budget resolution including a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package; Republican lawmakers in states...

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Though the Supreme Court's decision yesterday in Fulton has been hailed as narrow, its silent expansion of religious liberty should give LGBT rights litigants pause. I wrote about it for the @HarvardCRCL blog. Read here: https://harvardcrcl.org/a-tale-of-two-fultons/

New on the Amicus Blog: @samjuneneal examines the Supreme Court's limited decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, and what it means for both the future of free exercise principles and LGBTQ rights https://harvardcrcl.org/a-tale-of-two-fultons/

What's going on this week in civil rights and civil liberties? Travis Fife '21 breaks it down on the Amicus Blog: https://harvardcrcl.org/12668-2/

A new episode of our podcast, Taking Liberties, is up! On this episode, editor Laura Garcia speaks with @MALDEF's Nina Perales. They discuss her work as an impact litigator, voting rights, civil rights issues facing the LatinX community, and more.
https://harvardcrcl.org/taking-liberties-episode-16-nina-perales-of-maldef/

Today on the Amicus Blog: Katharine Bohrs '21 explores the ramifications of Maryland's repeal of its police bill of rights: https://harvardcrcl.org/maryland-becomes-first-state-to-repeal-its-police-bill-of-rights/

Hey! You! It's Friday afternoon and I know you're not really working. Take a minute to read my post on @HarvardCRCL's blog! I reflect on my recent experience in West Roxbury court and how we define "efficiency" in the criminal legal system.

https://harvardcrcl.org/criminally-inefficient/

Today on the blog, @EthanLowens reflects on his experiences in Zoom court and how we define an "efficient courtroom": https://harvardcrcl.org/criminally-inefficient/

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