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ICYMI: How Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Changed America

By Haley Sweetland Edwards, TIME Magazine October 4, 2018 History often seems inexorable in hindsight, shaped by powerful figures operating beyond our control. But when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford walked in to face the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27, raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth, it was clear that an […]
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Opinion: In Exchange For Cheap Laughs Netflix Stigmatizes And Bullies The Disabled

Guest post by the Honorable Tony Coelho, retired U.S. Congressman from California and the principal author of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He is the founder of The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. As someone who has lived with seizures for more than sixty years, […]
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Court of Appeal Upholds State Bar’s Decision to Protect Bar Applicant Privacy in Sanders v State Bar, Case Affecting Law Students of Color

By Vanessa L. Holton, General Counsel, The State Bar of California On August 23, 2018, a California appeals court held that the State Bar does not need to modify private demographic information that it received from bar applicants in order to produce a supposedly anonymous dataset for the public. This important decision ensures that state agencies […]
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The Resilience of Racism, by Sarah Zemelman

In 1980, I was an adjunct professor at Hastings College of the Law and taught a class called “Representing the Underrepresented,” which was a hands-on class aimed at helping law students know what it takes to help change the world for the better through strategic litigation. One of my students was Mark Zemelman. I told […]
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Separating children from their parents violates international law

By Prof. Connie de la Vega, the Marshall P. Madison Professor And Academic Director Of International Programs and Dean’s Circle Scholar at the University of San Francisco School of Law Separating children from their parents violates international law and in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child which has been ratified by every country […]
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