Rights

Legislators as Defendants but Not as Plaintiffs

Legislators as Defendants but Not as Plaintiffs

The Supreme Court increased potential intervening defendants when it implicitly protected voter ID laws.

Court Allows Administration to End “Remain in Mexico”

Court Allows Administration to End “Remain in Mexico”

DHS has discretion to end its policy requiring noncitizens to wait in Mexico pending their immigration proceedings.

Firearms Regulation through Constitutional Litigation

Firearms Regulation through Constitutional Litigation

The Supreme Court applies a contested history of firearms regulation to evaluate the constitutionality of firearms restrictions.

Constitutional Commitments to Aspirational Principles

Constitutional Commitments to Aspirational Principles

The majority’s reasoning in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health entrenches the historical failures of the United States.

Increasing Access to Credit in Communities of Color

Increasing Access to Credit in Communities of Color

Updating the Community Reinvestment Act to promote special purpose credit programs could improve equity in credit and lending.

Solving the Problem of Prison Gerrymandering

Solving the Problem of Prison Gerrymandering

The U.S. Census Bureau should count incarcerated people where they are from—not where they are incarcerated.

Addressing an Algorithmic PATTERN of Bias

Addressing an Algorithmic PATTERN of Bias

The Justice Department pledges to address racial bias in an algorithm that determines early release.

Aborting the Right to Abortion

Aborting the Right to Abortion

A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion turns the national debate over Roe v. Wade on its head.

Immigrants Living Under a Different Regulatory Scheme

Immigrants Living Under a Different Regulatory Scheme

Scholars and advocates address regulatory frameworks that govern immigrants without legal status.

The Regulation of Black Families

The Regulation of Black Families

The United States should replace its current family surveillance system with one that improves children’s welfare.

The False Promise of “Third-Category” Worker Laws

The False Promise of “Third-Category” Worker Laws

Proposition 22 and similar laws exacerbate workforce inequalities.

How Agencies Can Better Regulate for Racial Justice

How Agencies Can Better Regulate for Racial Justice

The federal government should promote racial equity assessments, equity planning, and audits.