Unlike several of the scholars participating in this symposium, I have no personal memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. I was born several years after the assassination of Dr. King. My “memories” of Dr. King are the product of books and television. I have seen documentary footage of the March on Washington and have therefore heard, in scratchy recording, Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. These derivative memories are powerful, but I suspect they do not compare with the living memories carried by other symposium authors.
DOJ guidance for mentally impaired detainees in immigration removal proceedings should be amended to provide counsel at earlier signs of incompetence.
A transgender student's expression of her gender identity, including through the use of gender consistent bathrooms, is First Amendment protected speech,
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.