Rights

Do-It-Yourself for the Legal Industry

Scholar argues that low-income litigants can benefit from self-help resources.

Revisiting Deference to Agencies in Criminal Deportation Cases

Scholar argues against using agency interpretations of immigration law in criminal deportation cases.

Seattle’s New Housing Ordinance Will Give Ex-Offenders a Fair Chance

Local law will prevent landlords from screening tenants based on their criminal history.

The Battle Over the Military’s Transgender Policy Is Far from Over

A federal court temporarily blocks the White House transgender ban, but the need for a watchful eye remains.

Machine Learning’s Implications for Fairness and Justice

Penn professors grapple with balancing efficiency and equality of government algorithms.

Regulating the Family by Regulating Labor

Scholar argues that U.S. labor regulation historically has been grounded in gendered assumptions about families.

Envisioning an Anti-Animal Cruelty Agency

Scholars propose a new federal agency to reduce abuse of agricultural animals.

Trump’s Proposed Transgender Ban Breaks Faith with Service Members

President Trump’s transgender ban for the military is misguided and potentially illegal.

Do Occupational Licenses Exacerbate the Prison-to-Poverty Pipeline?

Expert argues that occupational licensing reform will unlock the economic potential of former prisoners.

Restricting Race-Conscious Redistricting

Two decisions by the Supreme Court impose new limits on racial redistricting.

New York Law Regulates Business Owners’ Speech

Justices unanimously decide that a New York law prohibiting credit card surcharges regulates speech.

Equal Footing as Equal Protection

Supreme Court holds that states cannot adopt rules disfavoring arbitration agreements.