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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Congratulations to Professor @michelebgoodwin—author of CR-CL forthcoming article, "The Thirteenth Amendment’s Punishment Clause: A Spectacle of Slavery Unwilling to Die"—for winning the @ABAesq's 2022 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award!
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Night 2 of the @Harvard_Law Ames Moot Court Competition Semi-Finals will be live tonight! Join us as we live blog here, starting at 6pm: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-march-9-2022/
The @Harvard_Law Ames Competition Semi-Final Round begins tonight, and we'll be liveblogging all the action! You can follow along with us here, starting at 6pm EST: https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-march-8-2022/
The lives of #trans kids must be vocally celebrated & defended. In new @HarvardCRCL piece "Identity by Committee," I document barriers to students' gender freedom & examine if renewed emphasis on expressive aspects of #gender may create more lived freedom. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4045721
We are still accepting student writing submissions from law students studying at any law school! Submissions are due by March 11. See http://Harvardcrcl.org/submit for more information. #lawstudents #lawstudenttwitter #lawtwitter
Or will SCOTUS follow decades of its own precedent, salvage its credibility, inspire public confidence and enable strong, well-litigated racial gerrymander challenges based on an unassailable record to advance? https://twitter.com/LeahLitman/status/1487507243021053953
***these cases are INCREDIBLY important to watch***
Is SCOTUS going to (continue to) act as an obstacle to voting rights? Will it take aggressive procedural maneuvers to block successful litigation that remedied voter suppression & the dilution of votes by racial minorities? https://twitter.com/RossDeuel/status/1487276284694642688