Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This week, Amy Coney Barrett was selected to replace Justice Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, Breonna Taylor’s killers were not indicted for her death, and President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful...
While not on the front page of media sites, bail reform is an integral part in the movement to tackle the penal state. After decades of punitive rhetoric justifying racially oppressive penal policies, criminal justice reform is being embraced at the federal, state,...
Public libraries trigger thoughts of stacked bookshelves, proper librarians, and rental fees. While these continue to exist, albeit to a lesser extent, public libraries have undergone intense shifts in the last decade and will continue to evolve to reflect societal...
READ: Thurgood Marshall & the @NAACP_LDF team successfully litigated Brown v Bd of Education. We take issue w/the repeated references to Brown at oral argument in Dobbs this week to justify overturning Roe v Wade. We’re setting the record straight. https://www.naacpldf.org/press-release/ldf-issues-statement-on-misleading-references-to-brown-v-board-of-education-by-supreme-court-justices/
The Supreme Court just heard Dobbs, a challenge to Roe and Casey. If the petitioners win, Roe could be just the first domino to fall in a series of fundamental rights rulings. I explain what it may mean for 14th Amendment cases going forward. @HarvardCRCL https://tinyurl.com/5n825ydf
If you read nothing else today, read this by @NotesFromHeL. What these children & grandparents are enduring should not be. We need a sane & urgent plan to address gun violence. But Terrez McCleary’s determination & the love of these grandparents… https://www.inquirer.com/news/columnists/inq2/gun-violence-trauma-kids-kalahari-resorts-waterpark-poconos-20211122.html
New #podcast episode: Why does #Gerrymandering matter so much? With @Harvard_Law's @ProfNickStephan. Topics include recent state laws that limit voting and the #VotingRights bills being debated in Congress.
I wrote about the 1st Amendment for @HarvardCRCL! Grateful for the opportunity! "Fidelity to the Constitution should not be optional for lawmakers... It is the bare minimum credential for public service." https://tinyurl.com/nxxtb2aw
Today's the day! The @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court Competition Finals will start tonight at 7:30pm! Follow along as we live-blog all the action here: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-moot-court-final-round-november-16-2021/
We are pleased to join forces with @HLSLambda & @HarvardJLG to launch the inaugural HLS Trans Rights Writing Competition! The winner will receive $1000 & submissions will be considered for publication through the journals’ selection processes. Visit http://tinyurl.com/transrightswriting ✨