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Editor’s Preface: Vol. 76, No. 1 (Spring 2019)

Meredith Osborne, Editor-in-Chief Our children’s schools are nearly, if not completely, as segregated as they were in the 1960s. It’s no surprise, then, that for children of color grade school can be an introduction to the carceral state. Just take a peek into the local youth offender de­tention center in any major U.S. city and [...]

Arrested at the Schoolhouse Gate: Criminal School Disturbance Laws and Children’s Rights in Schools

Noelia Rivera-Calderón Noelia Rivera-Calderón, J.D., is a former middle school teacher, a past Program Director of the School Discipline Advocacy Service, and an education policy advocate in Washington, D.C.   Introduction A generation ago, adults remember detentions and suspensions as the most common, and among the most severe, punishments for school-based misbehavior.1 Today almost half [...]

“Identity Extremism”

Natsu Taylor Saito Natsu Taylor Saito is a Professor of Law and Distinguished University Professor, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia.   All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development. -International Covenant on Civil [...]

Why the Black Man is Really Gray

Meikhel M. Philogene Meikhel M. Philogene is a graduate of American University Washington College of Law. INTRODUCTION Gray are the handcuffs that discriminatorily restrain Gray are the cell bars that disparately lock away Gray is the dream for coaches and athletes looking the same Gray is the hope for directors and musicians of a certain [...]

Book Review: How Free Should Speech Be?

David Gespass David Gespass is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild, former Editor-in-Chief of the National Lawyers Guild Review, and current Comtributing Editor of the National Lawyers Guild Review.   I recall the days of my youth when everything was clear, when I knew all the right answers to the most vexing problems [...]