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In Review: The Broken Constitution

The question looming here is as obvious as it appears: what is this moral crevasse, and why has Feldman, in a book centered on Lincoln, America’s most famous liberator, chosen the future president of the Confederacy to articulate its opening?

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A Reform and Revolution to Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence

The Fourth Amendment guarantees our right “to be secure in [our] persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” U.S. Const. Amend. IV. Unfortunately, due to the Supreme Court’s narrowing of Fourth amendment protections, today police...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The Respect for Marriage Act moves forward in the Senate, Florida’s “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” is halted, DOJ opens a disability rights case, and more.  The U.S. Senate advanced the Respect for Marriage Act. The Act...

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Ames Final Round – November 10, 2022

Welcome to CR-CL’s Ames Live Blog! Tonight is the the Ames Finals! The Ames Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for appellate brief writing and advocacy in the country. The students participating in the Final Round started the competition in the...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. A high-profile challenge to race-conscious affirmative action was heard by the Supreme Court, voter intimidation was blocked in Arizona, New York City settled a wrongful conviction suit, and more.  The Supreme...

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. A long-held but never charged Guantanamo detainee was released, a new lawsuit targets armed groups stationed near ballot drop boxes in Arizona, abortion services restarted in Arizona, and more.  The U.S....

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This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The Supreme Court allows Congress to discriminate against Puerto Rican Americans in providing access to federal social programs, the ACLU announces two major settlements, the Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts highly partisan legislative maps that entrench Republican power for a decade, and more. 

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