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GULC Report Proposes Police Database Oversight

Across the nation, law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition networks containing the photographs of about half of American adults, posing potential privacy and civil liberty violations, according to an Oct. 18 report released by the Center on Privacy and Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center. The study calls[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GULC Public Safety Officers Intervene in GSC Demonstration

Eight members of the workers’ advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee were removed from the Georgetown University Law Center by Georgetown Law Department of Public Safety officers Oct. 14 during a demonstration in support of Georgetown facilities workers, who are continuing labor contract negotiations with university administrators. Facilities workers, their union[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Panel Examines Lingering Brexit Uncertainty

Top European diplomats expressed uncertainty at the extent of the economic fallout accompanying Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union in a panel discussion hosted Oct. 17 by Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute of International Economic Law. French Ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud categorized populism as an[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed first-year law students at the Georgetown University Law Center on Thursday, highlighting her time with the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Justice Ginsburg Imparts Insights

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed first-year law students Sept. 7 at the Georgetown University Law Center before opening the floor up to questions from the audience, paying tribute to her late colleague Justice Antonin Scalia (CAS ’57) and reflecting on her commitment to gender equality throughout her career.[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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David Cole has been named the American Civil Liberties Union's new legal director.

GULC Professor Named ACLU’s National Legal Director

Georgetown Law Professor David Cole will serve as the American Civil Liberties Union’s new national legal director, the organization announced July 22. Cole, the GULC’s inaugural George J. Mitchell Professor, will take leave from Georgetown to spearhead the ACLU’s work, litigate on its behalf before the Supreme Court and ensure[Read More…]

by August 14, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer spoke on the value of a global perspective in Gaston Hall.

Justice Breyer Stresses Globality

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer argued that the court should take a more global perspective in legal deliberations and defended the responsibility of the court to uphold the rule of law in a conversation hosted by the department of government as part of the Marver H. Bernstein Symposium in[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GULC Report Finds Undocumented Students Face Significant Obstacles

A report from the Georgetown Law Center’s Human Rights Institute outlines the obstacles that bar newly arrived children from Central America from accessing public education in the United States due to their undocumented status. Published April 11, the report, titled “Ensuring Every Undocumented Student Succeeds: A Report on Access to[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Guidelines Bar Housing Discrimination Based on Criminal Records

Refusing housing to Washington, D.C. residents with criminal records constitutes discrimination, according to guidelines released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development on April 4. The guidelines are based on the 1968 Fair Housing Act passed, which prohibits barring any individual from buying or renting a residence based on[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Professor’s Book Highlights Power of Citizenry in Constitutional Change

Georgetown University Law Center professor David C. Cole argued that citizenry drives constitutional change more than the U.S. Supreme Court justices in his book “Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law,” published on March 29. Cole, an Honorable George J. Mitchell professor in law and[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Law Center’s Voting Right Institute Receives $1 Million Grant

Georgetown University Law Center’s Voting Rights Institute received a $1 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation on March 23. The grant came from a $30 million fund at the foundation, which will be distributed among approximately 45 organizations that also seek to expand democracy in the United States. The VRI[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top