First study focused on “adultification” of black girls shows significant bias toward girls starting at age 5, younger than in previous research on black boys
In early March, when it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would force Georgetown University to suspend on-campus classes and activities -- at least temporarily -- Georgetown Law’s faculty and staff pivoted quickly.
Color of Surveillance: Government Monitoring of American Immigrants Combines Lessons of History, Technology of TodayJune 26, 2017 Race & Law Technology, Communication, and Intellectual Property
Laura Moy — deputy director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology — began a landmark conference at Georgetown Law on U.S. government surveillance of immigrants by reading from the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision striking down the…
Juvenile Justice Initiative Hosts “The Right to Remain Children: Race and Juvenile Justice 50 Years After Gault”May 18, 2017 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Juveniles Race & Law
When Devontae Sanford was just 14 years old, he was arrested for murdering four drug dealers in Detroit, just around the corner from his home. He confessed to the crime, entered a plea on the advice of his former lawyer and served nearly nine years in…
“My name is Paul Butler and I represent the United States — that’s how I used to start my opening statements when I was a prosecutor,” Professor Paul Butler said to the crowd gathered in Hart Auditorium on April 12. “I represented the government in criminal court in the District of Columbia, and I used that power to put black men in prison. And black women. And poor people. And Latinos. Like a lot of prosecutors that was pretty much all I did.”