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 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...

CR-CL Podcast – Episode 9 – Jail Strip Searches, Online Privacy, and the Right to Be Forgotten

Noah and Matt are joined in the studio this week by HarvardCRCL.org Technology and Privacy blogger Andrew Mamo. Matt fills us in on the recent Supreme Court decision in Florence v. Board of Freeholders and the potential impact of a blanket rule allowing strip searches for jail intake even for minor offenses. Andrew discusses the recent concern over Google’s unified privacy policy, the Consumer Online Privacy Bill of Rights, and efforts in Europe to establish a right to be forgotten.


STUDENT WRITING Submissions for Volume 59.1 are open! We welcome pieces by students from all law schools . We will be accepting submissions through March 12, 2023. Learn about our submission process here: https://harvardcrcl.org/submit/

New on the Amicus Blog: @justin_marceau reviews @danielmedwed’s recent book, Barred: Why the Innocent Can’t Get Out of Prison, which he describes as “a sort of ‘how to’ guide for understanding the presence of wrongful convictions in our system.” https://harvardcrcl.org/barred-why-the-innocent-cant-get-out-of-prison-book-review-by-justin-marceau/

57.2 is out now! Read about environmental justice, artificial intelligence, children's rights, and more in the latest issue of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the nation's leading progressive law journal. #lawtwitter @harvard_law https://harvardcrcl.org/vol-57-no-2-fall-2022/

Reminder: Submissions for Volume 59.1 are open for two more weeks, through February 13! Learn about our submission process, including requirements and our mandatory diversity form, here: https://harvard-crcl.scholasticahq.com/for-authors

Submissions for Volume 59.1 are now open! We will be accepting articles for publication through February 13, 2023. Learn about our submission process, including requirements and our mandatory diversity form, here: https://harvard-crcl.scholasticahq.com/for-authors

Sixty yrs ago, Dr. King penned the profound Letter from a Birmingham Jail, marking the persistence of inequality in the lives of Black Americans seeking inclusion, equality, & freedom. I wrote about that in the @HarvardCRCL https://harvardcrcl.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2022/09/ThirteenthAmendmentPunishmentClause.pdf

As the @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court Competition comes to an end, a special congratulations to @HarvardCRCL Editor-in-Chief @samjuneneal for winning Best Oralist and to her team for sweeping the awards! See our coverage of all the action here: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-final-round-november-10-2022/

Tonight’s the night! Join us as we live-blog the @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court finals here: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-final-round-november-10-2022/

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