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Is It Constitutional to Lock Up Immigrants Indefinitely?

Supreme Court deals a setback for due process but leaves the most important question for lower courts to answer. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez, a class action lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of jailing immigrants for months or

March 5, 2018 Immigrants' Rights

Spread California Love for the Defiant Ones

Define "defiance." I've posed this statement to school administrators across the country after they've used it to kick students out of school. Some for dancing, breaking the dress code, or not paying attention. I myself had this experience. One of my earliest school memories was of being deprived

February 28, 2018 Education Equity

Fifty Years After MLK's Death, We're Still Fighting for Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr. was a radical leader who demanded an end to racial injustice, criticized the complicity of white moderates, and advocated for a radical redistribution of political and economic power. His leadership was buttressed by the work of organizers, Black women and men, LGBTQ people

January 14, 2018 Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform Immigrants' Rights Police Practices Freedom of Speech and Government Transparency

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