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.
I'm excited to announce that my latest article, Outsourcing Discrimination, is out in @HarvardCRCL . It explores racial discrimination against Black temporary workers, the problematic narratives that drive this bias, and the challenges to addressing it. https://harvardcrcl.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2020/10/55-Harv.-C.R.-C.L.-L.-Rev.-915.pdf
I just got amazing news: My colleagues at @nyulaw just voted to give me tenure and a promotion! Feeling so blessed right now! Thank you to everyone who supported me through this process.
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 email@example.com by Sun., 10/11/20. For more information, visit https://harvardcrcl.org/submit/.
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: https://harvardcrcl.org/submit/
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