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...


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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/

⚖️ Have you heard? Justice Kagan will be at HLS to judge the Ames Moot Court final round on Tuesday!

If you didn’t win the lottery to view it live, no problem—our journal has a proud tradition of live-blogging the event. Check out our website on Tuesday night to follow along!

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 ✨

Check out what's happening this week in civil rights and civil liberties in our weekly news roundup! https://harvardcrcl.org/this-week-in-civil-rights-and-civil-liberties-21/

Today on the Amicus blog, Fran Swanson '22 helps us understand the ADA challenge to the Texas school mask ban: https://harvardcrcl.org/understanding-the-ada-challenge-to-texass-ban-on-school-mask-requirements/

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