Resources and Appointments

Resources and Appointments

Democracy Speaker Series

Democracy Speaker Series

The Future of the Voting Rights Act

Monday, October 25
12:45 – 1:45 PM

The questions of race, representation, and political participation raised by the VRA are as pressing as ever. But the future of the VRA is as uncertain as it has ever been. Professor Guy-Uriel Charles moderates a discussion with Samuel Spital of NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Jessie Amunson of Jenner & Block, and others.

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HLS Faculty in the News

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Acquitted: Assessing the Rittenhouse trial

Acquitted: Assessing the Rittenhouse trial

November 19, 2021

Retired federal judge Nancy Gertner, now a senior lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, talks about the verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, how the trial was conducted, and comparisons to the ongoing trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery.

In a conflict between justice and the Constitution, ‘why should the Constitution prevail’?

November 16, 2021
In a conflict between justice and the Constitution, ‘why should the Constitution prevail’?

Can, or even should, Americans break the U.S. Constitution when, in their view, justice demands it? As Noah Feldman and Nikolas Bowie discussed at a recent Harvard Law School Library Book Talk, that question is very much alive today.

Protecting the media to protect democracy

November 16, 2021
Protecting the media to protect democracy

At a Harvard Law School Library Book Talk, Martha Minow, along with Vicki Jackson and Nikolas Bowie, discussed why the press is in danger — and how to save it.

Does the Constitution allow a billionaire tax?

October 29, 2021
Does the Constitution allow a billionaire tax?

Would a tax on billionaires be constitutional? How would it work in practice? And would it work at all? Harvard Law School Professor Thomas J. Brennan says the answers are complicated.

Supreme Court preview: New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen

October 22, 2021
Supreme Court preview: New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen

Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Mark Tushnet explains SCOTUS’s upcoming gun control case, New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

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