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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CR-CL is live blogging the Semi-Final Round of the Ames Moot Court Competition tonight! Check out our updates starting at 6:15 pm EST at https://harvardcrcl.org/ames-semi-final-round-march-9-2020/
This weekend, we celebrated 55 years of pushing the bounds of legal scholarship. Special thanks to our keynote speaker @vanitaguptaCR, our more than thirty panelists, and our entire CR-CL community. To the next 55!4
Thank you so much @daliejimenez and Jonathan Glater for speaking with CR-CL about student debt as a racial justice issue!
Be sure to check out Professors Jimenez's and Glater's upcoming article in CR-CL Volume 55.1!
We're now accepting student writing submissions for Vol. 56.1 on any topic related to civil rights or civil liberties! Get your submission in to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed., 3/4/20. For more information, visit https://harvardcrcl.org/submit/.
We need to get the #FAIRAct through the Senate—but until that happens, it's up to states to respond to the forced arbitration crisis. Fantastic new @HarvardCRCL post from @BennJennett & @daveyseligman on how states can take action.
Still hoping that courts will revive a general liberty or expression right to student dress freedom as @djuna22 and I advocated in @HarvardCRCL. In the meantime, Equal Protection, Free Exercise, and compelled speech doing a decent job policing the boundaries of gov’t overreach. https://twitter.com/galenleigh/status/1199442702582059008
Another thing to be thankful for this week: declaratory judgment finding that the provision of Charter Day School dress code requiring girls to wear skirts violates Equal Protection, & order permanently enjoining the school from establishing or enforcing the provision. Justice!
As someone who used to assist accused students in Title IX proceedings, I think I’m in a good position to say that DeVos’s “due process” regs are unnecessary and dangerous. When they were proposed, I wrote about it for @HarvardCRCL’s blog: http://harvardcrcl.org/why-betsy-devo… https://twitter.com/azbrodsky/status/1192104171664822274
We are expecting @BetsyDeVosED’s final regulations on Title IX and sexual harassment within the month. Based on the previously published proposed rules, we have good reason to think they will be bad.
CR-CL's annual HLS Ames Final Live-blog is LIVE with blow-by-blow commentary by Nicole Franklin as the student competitors face-off before a panel of judges, including Judge Merrick Garland! https://harvardcrcl.org/2019-ames-moot-court-finals-live-blog/.