Taking Liberties Podcast

Taking Liberties is a podcast from the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review that explores the most pressing civil rights and civil liberties issues of the day. The podcast features panel discussions on current events related to civil rights and civil liberties, interviews with scholars and practitioners who fight for them, and tributes to those who have contributed to the advancement of civil rights throughout history.

Taking Liberties Episode 13: Maite Garcia of FIRRP

On this episode, Audio Content Editor Laura Garcia speaks with Maite Garcia, an attorney and Pro Bono Mentor with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) in Arizona, about the intersection between immigration and criminal law, and the challenges that...

Taking Liberties Episode 9

On this episode, our hosts speak with James Esseks, Director of the ACLU's LGBT & HIV Project, about Bostock v. Clayton County, Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC, three major cases currently before the Supreme Court...

Taking Liberties Episode 8

In this episode, our hosts speak with two organizers from People's Parity Project about their work fighting to end harassment and discrimination in the legal profession and advance access to justice in the courts. Follow People's Parity Project on Twitter...

Taking Liberties Episode 7

In this episode, our hosts Mahroh Jahangiri and Elizabeth Ross speak with our guest Angel Sanchez to discuss his recent article "In Spite of Prison" as well as developments in the prison abolition movement more broadly. This episode also features an interview with...

Taking Liberties Episode 6

Our guests are Rachel Sandalow-Ash and Niharika Singh who discuss their work as members of the organizing committee of the Harvard Graduate Students Union - United Auto Workers.  We discuss history of the union, the committee's effort to secure a contract, and the...

Taking Liberties Episode 5

The panel discusses current issues related to immigrants’ rights including a law suit challenging the practice of using video conferences in removal proceedings, and law suits that challenge President Trump’s emergency declaration. Our guests are Professor Phil Torrey...


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.

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.


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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