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 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...

Taking Liberties Episode 4

The panel reviews some progressive victories coming out of ballot initiatives in the 2018 midterm elections and has a discussion on competing perspectives on victim's rights bills.  Our guest for this episode is Robert Anderson, Director of the Native American Law...

Taking Liberties Episode 3

The panel discusses a RFRA claim against immigration policy, a cake-baking case from the UK Supreme Court, and the consequences of Shelby County v. Holder. Our guest is Judge Nancy Gertner who discusses her career as a civil rights attorney and how that shaped her...

Taking Liberties Episode 2

The panel discusses voter rights issues in Georgia, North Dakota, Arizona, and Michigan. Our guest for this episode is Professor Jed Purdy of Duke Law School, who discusses how the Supreme Court's First Amendment jurisprudence has undergone a shift from being a tool...

Taking Liberties Episode 1

The panel discusses the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Florida's Amendment 4 ballot initiative to restore the right to vote to Florida felons, and a National Fair Housing Alliance complaint that's been filed against Facebook. Our guest is...

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CR-CL's annual HLS Ames Final Live-blog is LIVE with blow-by-blow commentary by Nicole Franklin as the student competitors face-off before a panel of judges, including Judge Merrick Garland! https://harvardcrcl.org/2019-ames-moot-court-finals-live-blog/.

In light of today's finding against the Trump foundation, I've written a post for the @HarvardCRCL Amicus blog on the importance of transparency in ideological nonprofits. https://harvardcrcl.org/nonprofits-dafs-and-campaigns-a-call-for-more-transparency-in-ideological-nonprofits/ https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold/status/1192535254919237632

Great to talk with @HarvardCRCL (where I was a staffer 30 years ago -- oy) about the LGBTQ discrimination cases before SCOTUS https://twitter.com/jaredodessky/status/1192481402916409344

For @HarvardCRCL, @emilythemorrow and I spoke to James Esseks of the @ACLU LGBT & HIV Project about his thoughts coming out of oral argument for the Title VII LGBTQ cases before the Supreme Court https://harvardcrcl.org/taking-liberties-episode-9/

Looking forward to giving this talk next week--thank you to @houstoninst @HLS_CJPP @HarvardCRCL @HarvardPDC & the HLS branches of @LPEblog & NLG for inviting & sponsoring. And especially to @MassBailFund for joining me in conversation. Can't wait!

Annie Forestiere exposes the reality of a little-known, but often invoked, legal defense that allows defendants to escape full culpability for crimes against victims simply by showing their alleged "panic" at the realization that their victim is LGBTQ+.

https://harvardcrcl.org/lgbtq-panic-the-dark-ages-defense-strategy-you-didnt-know-existed/

Amanda Epstein explores whether prosecutors' ability to change the theory of their case at any time violates Due Process and fundamental norms of fairness for defendants.

https://harvardcrcl.org/searching-for-the-truth-not-convictions/

@HilaShamir @goetheuni @ERCDomEQUAL @mar_sabri I highly recommend the latest article by my wonderful @SUCollegeofLaw colleague Nina Kohn on American courts' acceptance of contracting btwn elderly ppl and their family #caregivers: "For Love and Affection" in @HarvardCRCL. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3393813. The conference sounds amazing!

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