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].”
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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/
🎧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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