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Grassroots Movement Lawyering: Insights From the George Floyd Rebellion

ABSTRACT In the immediate aftermath of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police, protesters engaged in acts of destruction, looting, and seizure of private and state property on a scale unseen since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968. An estimated $2 billion was caused in private property damage, by far the most expensive for an uprising in American...

Strict Scrutiny & The Black Body

ABSTRACT When people in law think about strict scrutiny, often they are also thinking about equal protection law’s treatment of race. For more than four decades, scholars have vigorously challenged that legal regime. Yet none of that contestation has interrogated the social manifestation of strict scrutiny. This Article does that work. Its central claim is that Black people live under a social...