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...

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...


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/

Reminder: in just a few minutes the @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court Competition Semi-Finals will begin! Follow the action with us here at https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-april-13-2021/

Tonight at 6pm is the start of the @Harvard_Law Ames Competition Semi-Finals! Join us as we live-blog the arguments here: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-april-13-2021/

It's a busy week in civil rights and civil liberties! Check out all the news on our Amicus Blog weekly news roundup: https://harvardcrcl.org/this-week-in-civil-rights-and-civil-liberties-16/

Today on the Amicus Blog, @ava_cilia uses NY's recent marijuana law to explore what's possible when elected officials listen to organizers and directly-impacted communities! https://harvardcrcl.org/historic-new-york-state-legislation-shows-us-what-is-possible-when-elected-officials-listen-to-organizers-and-directed-impacted-communities/

Today on the Amicus Blog, Travis Fife '21 discusses the Supreme Court's recent oral arguments in NCAA v. Alston and the history of amateurism in student athletics: https://harvardcrcl.org/rejecting-the-myth-of-amateurism-beyond-ncaa-v-alston/

A new episode of our podcast, Taking Liberties, is up! On this episode, @GeorgiaArmani_ speaks with Professor Spencer H. Boyer, the founder of CR-CL and a professor at @howardlawschool. They discuss the most pressing civil liberties issues we face today! https://harvardcrcl.org/taking-liberties-episode-15-prof-spencer-h-boyer-on-the-founding-of-cr-cl/

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