Not In Our Town Princeton


A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court

With a 10th grade education, Calvin Duncan served his fellow inmates by doing legal research  on their cases at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola for 23 years.  Before being , Duncan won liberation for several inmates and identified the…

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report on Minority Voting Report

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released its 2018 report “An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.”  Commission Chair Catherine E. Lhamon said that the report “reflects the reality that citizens in the United States…

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Black Women Public Service Workers and the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Case

On February 26th, 2018, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could profoundly affect the ability of public-sector workers to improve their wages and working conditions.  Celine McNicholas and Janelle Jones of…

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The Right to Love: Loving v. Virginia and the American Civil Liberties Union

In connection with the film, Loving, Rachel Van Unen’s entry in the Princeton University Archives’ blog displays some of the ACLU documents that were part of the case to led to the Supreme Court’s decision that laws prohibiting interracial marriage…

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Thurgood Marshall’s victory

On this day, November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregation on interstate buses to be unconstitutional. Click here for the New York Times front page.

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