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    The Civil Rights Queen and Her Court

    July 16, 2022

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin’s book recounts the remarkable — and too little-known — life and achievements of civil rights lawyer and judge Constance Baker Motley

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    Power to the People

    July 15, 2022

    With Beyond Legal Aid, Lam Ho ’08 establishes a new model for public interest law

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    At the Top of His Game

    July 15, 2022

    National Football League referee Ron Torbert ’88 reaches the pinnacle of his profession: Officiating the Super Bowl.

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    Home Court

    January 31, 2022

    “There aren’t a lot of jobs where your only job is to figure out what the law is and apply it to the facts without anybody from the outside pressuring you to take a certain position or view it in a certain way,” says Jonathan Papik.

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    Bad News

    January 31, 2022

    With the rise of social media and the decline of traditional news outlets, especially local news, “constitutional democracy itself is in the balance,” writes Minow in her new book.

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    A Position of Authority

    January 31, 2022

    In his book “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics,” Justice Stephen Breyer explored how the Court can continue to maintain its vital role as a check on the rest of the government.

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    Out of Afghanistan

    October 5, 2021

    Everything changed for Saeeq Shajjan LL.M. ’10, a lawyer from Kabul, Afghanistan, and his country when the Taliban entered the gates of the city.

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    A special responsibility

    September 9, 2021

    As special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, or VCF, Rupa Bhattacharyya ’95 is working to ensure that fair compensation goes to the victims of the attacks.

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    Finding her voice

    August 22, 2021

    From her early years to the formation of her opera company, Cerise Lim Jacobs ’81 has charted an unexpected path.

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    Vice Age

    July 28, 2021

    “Anna Lvovsky chronicles the policing of gay life in the mid-20th century.

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    Salute to justice

    June 14, 2021

    “I don’t think we are dominated by any one school of thought. I disagree with the judges that were appointed by the Republicans about as much as I disagree with the judges appointed by Democrats,” says Maggs.

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    A presidential journey

    June 14, 2021

    Obama covers well-known moments from that presidential campaign, such as the controversy that arose over his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and lesser-known ones, such as a tense exchange with his then-rival Hillary Clinton on a tarmac.

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    HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books Summer 2021

    June 14, 2021

    From the battles of Lev Gleason to a Civil War battle that changed a nation

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    Among the missing

    April 20, 2021

    For five years, Rayhan Asat LL.M. ’16 has been fighting to free her brother, a Uighur businessman who was detained by the Chinese government and placed in a Xinjiang internment camp.

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    ‘A sense of duty and honor’

    March 17, 2021

    In a Q&A with Harvard Law Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin ’87, who served as lead House impeachment manager, reflects on a time of trauma and hope.

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    ‘Our job is to bring accountability, and oversight, and transparency to government’

    February 10, 2021

    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz ’87 recently spoke to Harvard Law Today about his work to ensure the integrity of the DOJ and beyond.

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    A Movement that Mattered

    October 20, 2020

    In “The Arab Winter: A Tragedy,” Feldman writes: “People whose political lives had been determined and shaped from the outside tried politics for themselves, and for a time succeeded. That this did not lead to constitutional democracy or even to a more decent life for most of those affected is not a reason to believe that the effort was meaningless.”

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    Hidden History

    October 15, 2020

    For Duckenfield, it was about learning about the past but also connecting it to the present. The people buried in these cemeteries deserve respect and attention, he says—no different from African Americans living now whose stories are often unknown and unseen by the larger population.