As usual when right-wing politicians want to block a strongly Democratic voting bloc from exercising their right to vote, Republicans in New Hampshire and elsewhere are trotting out the tired excuse of preventing fraud to support new bills that will curtail the ability of students, African-Americans, and other core Democratic groups from voting. Just as the Republicans in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere are using the excuse of balancing budgets to attack the power of unions that support their Democratic opponents, these Republicans are using the same tactics that anti-(small-d) democratic forces around the world use to ensure their continuation in power. Get in power, and then make sure that only your supporters show up to vote the next time around. Unions are key groups in organizing and speaking on behalf of Democratic politicians, and the votes of young people and African-Americans were critical to Democratic success in 2008. The Daily Show has done it’s usual job of actually forcing conservatives to hear themselves talk out of both sides of their mouths on this issue, taking a brave stand for the rights of Wall Street bankers while bemoaning the avarice of public-sector union workers. Progressives need to recognize the values at the core of these movements, and force conservatives to publicly justify these anti-democratic positions on grounds that actually have a basis in reality.
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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/
🎧LISTEN: @CriticalRace joins @HarvardCRCL's Taking Liberties podcast to discuss hate crime prosecution and its application in anti-Asian crimes in the last two years.
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