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 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.


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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