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Latest from Lana Barnett ’15

  • Supreme Court of the United States at night

    Pay no attention to the justices behind the curtain

    September 23, 2021

    Charles Fried, Richard Lazarus ’79, Tejinder Singh ’08, and Carol Steiker ’86 discuss the Supreme Court’s increasingly important emergency powers known as its “shadow docket.”

  • Woman speaking with mask into microphone

    The battle for the ballot box

    August 19, 2021

    “We were prepared for everything with regard to this last election cycle, except for the levels to which people would stoop to try to stop democracy and deny the voice of the people,” says Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson ’04.

  • Man walking away from a podium by an American Flag and a sign that says Department of Justice Washington

    Off the bench and into the breach

    June 30, 2021

    Merrick Garland ’77 made the unusual choice to leave a lifetime appointment on the nation’s second most influential court to instead lead a federal agency with roughly 115,000 employees. Unusual, but not surprising, say those who know him well.

  • Emily Miskel sitting at her computer preparing for a virtual trial

    The Jury Is Out—of the Courthouse

    October 20, 2020

    By March 17, just two weeks after Texas reported its first case of COVID-19, Judge Emily Miskel ’08 was back on the figurative bench, presiding over a one-hour virtual temporary restraining order hearing from home.

  • illustration of a ballot box on fire

    An Election for the History Books?

    October 15, 2020

    Harvard professors place the 2020 presidential race in historical context and consider its impact on our future.

  • Iluustration of people six feet apart mailing in a vote

    When Voting Is a Risky Choice

    August 4, 2020

    The November 2020 general election was shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated, nerve-wracking and deeply contested elections in American history, with most onlookers expecting record-breaking voter turnout. Then a pandemic hit.

  • A Killing in Broad Daylight

    July 23, 2020

    In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, legal scholars see a moment of reckoning.

  • Radhe Patel ’20 with family

    Pomp and Circumstance

    July 21, 2020

    On May 28, 2020, Harvard Law students gathered to celebrate their graduation. The gathering did not take place at the foot of Langdell Hall, but rather in living rooms and backyards worldwide, from Cambridge to California, from New Zealand to the Netherlands, at all hours of the day and night.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Exterior

    A legal thriller

    July 17, 2020

    HLS Professors Noah Feldman and Nikolas Bowie ’14 weigh in on the biggest takeaways—and surprises—of the Supreme Court's latest term, and what to expect moving forward.

  • DACA supporters in front of the Supreme Court

    Supreme Court adopts Harvard Law professor’s reasoning in milestone DACA decision

    June 25, 2020

    Harvard Law Today spoke with Professor Benjamin Eidelson about the legal reasoning behind the Supreme Court's surprising ruling on DACA and what the decision means moving forward.

  • D Dangaran '20

    D Dangaran ’20: “When someone experiences harm, I want to be there to help”

    May 26, 2020

    D Dangaran ’20, this year's William J. Stuntz Award winner, intends to focus on gender issues and transformative justice long-term.

  • Lauren Beck

    Lauren Beck ’20, lowering barriers to entry

    May 20, 2020

    As the 133rd president of the Harvard Law Review, Lauren Beck ’20 has focused on making the journal more inclusive and accessible.

  • A girl enthusiastically raises her hand in a classroom.

    Minow helps steer 6th Circuit to recognize fundamental right to education

    May 5, 2020

    In late April, a federal appeals court handed an unprecedented win to schoolchildren, becoming the first appellate federal court in American history to conclude that children have a fundamental right to a minimum education that provides basic literacy.

  • Photograph of Judge Fern Fisher at a table with her arms folded in front of her

    Justice for All

    January 7, 2020

    Fern A. Fisher ’78, an agent of change in the judiciary, serving the public interest

  • Marvin Ammori presenting

    A Legal Warrior in the Field of Technology

    January 7, 2020

    Marvin Ammori ’03, a net neutrality advocate, explores the power of the decentralized web