Last year I wrote a blog post here advocating for the passage of a referendum on assisted suicide in Massachusetts. In it, I argued that the religious, philosophical and spiritual complexities of the immensely personal issue should prevent the government from making a choice on the issue for its citizens. Today, the BBC released a brief interview in which Steven Hawking, meant to promote an upcoming documentary. In it, Hawking endorses physician assisted suicide: “I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their lives, and those who help them should be free from prosecution. We don’t let animals suffer so why humans. But there must be safeguards that the person concerned genuinely want to end their life and they’re not being pressurized into it and not have it done without their knowledge and consent, as would have been done to me [when I was on life support following a bought of pneumonia].”
Just published an article on the @HarvardCRCL Amicus blog about why we should take away the rights of corporations who have committed felonies from influencing elections. https://t.co/xfhXf1Y8r5
The Supreme Court just granted cert in two cases about whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers — and there's every reason to believe this SCOTUS will leave LGBTQ people in the cold.
SCOTUS’s conclusion in Masterpiece v. Colorado that Colorado exhibited hostility toward a baker’s religious beliefs doesn’t hold up under closer inspection, as argued in this new post @HarvardCRCL https://t.co/dDO1je5abK
With the 1st Annual Critical Race theory Conference, we are reclaiming the student activist tradition of creating physical, political, emotional, social, and academic spaces of liberation. @HarvardBLSA @HarvardCRCL @harvardblj https://t.co/mlzRDaik7d
House Democrats just introduced a new bill to fight sexual harassment by outlawing forced arbitration for employees and and prohibiting non-disclosures which cover up sexual harassment. Details from @OnLaborBlog 👇🏽 https://t.co/i7mjJK9eNo
“...in a system that is so deeply rooted in injustice, we have a very long way to go until prosecutors can truly claim to belong to a profession where they do justice.”
@emilybazelon’s new book, “Charged,” is out today. Check out our review here!
Emily Bazelon's new book, "Charged" is out today. I had the opportunity to review it for @HarvardCRCL.
Bazelon’s call to action is not subtle. Its urgency jumps off the page; it will destroy any remaining belief you have that our criminal system is just.
Great piece by @NoMoreDeaths on @HarvardCRCL "We believe that attempts to criminalize the humanitarian aid work our group and others like it perform are part of a larger, systemic movement against undocumented people in the US." #AbolishICE #ChingaLaMigra #abolishicebox https://t.co/356hbb4TOe