King and Spalding announced today that they would no longer be representing the House of Representatives in litigation defending DOMA. The House had hired the firm last week after the Justice Department refused to defend the law and Attorney General Eric Holder called it unconstitutional. The chairman of the firm announced that the process “for vetting this engagement was inadequate.” Paul Clement, the lead attorney on the case and former solicitor general under President George W. Bush, announced his resignation (http://www.politico.com/static/PPM153_clement.html) shortly after the firm’s announcement. In his resignation, Clement expressed his disappointment that the firm was not taking the case because it was “unpopular.” “Defending unpopular positions is what lawyers do,” he said.
Just published an article on the @HarvardCRCL Amicus blog about why we should take away the rights of corporations who have committed felonies from influencing elections. https://t.co/xfhXf1Y8r5
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 https://t.co/dDO1je5abK
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 https://t.co/mlzRDaik7d
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 👇🏽 https://t.co/i7mjJK9eNo
“...in 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 https://t.co/356hbb4TOe