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Weekly Roundup: August 7, 2020

This week at the blog…

We continued our ongoing series responding to the BLM uprisings.

Aya Gruber took carceral feminism to task.

Cynthia Godsoe turned an abolitionist eye to the (so-called) child welfare system.

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Weekly Roundup: July 31, 2020

This week at the blog…

Noah Zatz analyzed the ways in which the CARES Act does and (mostly) does not support care work. He argues that the prioritization of supporting the formal employment market makes the support for care work maddeningly indirect and even perverse, especially as the pressure builds for returning kids to school.

The Blog (well, really, Isabel Echarte) interviewed law students from around the country about their involvement in the uprisings after George Floyd’s killing.

Krystle Okafor makes the case for rent cancellation.

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Weekly Roundup: July 24, 2020

This week at the blog… Ivana Isailović analyzed the political struggles over working from home through the lenses of social reproduction and workers’ control over their time, comparing policy responses in France and the U.S. and Katharine Jackson argued that LPE should borrow some analytical tools from political theory to separate out different ways of…

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Weekly Roundup: July 17, 2020 (Featuring New Editors!)

This week at the Blog… we continued our symposium on the legal representation of poor people. On Monday, Gregory Louis argued that critical legal practice requires a critical realist approach to law: looking everywhere, not just courts, to interfere in the political contests that structure and restructure governance regimes. On Tuesday, Sam Allison-Natale engaged with two…

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Weekly Roundup: June 26, 2020

This week, The Blog hosted the first part of a symposium on socialist constitutionalism. Willy Forbath kicked off the series with a two–part post revisiting the Weimar constitution and its efforts to create a structure for worker participation in multiple levels of government, including in the firm. Sam Moyn responded with notes of skepticism about…