Bruce Hay

Bruce Hay is a Professor at Harvard Law School.

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Sunday, December 07, 2014
The Silence of the Lawyers
As another grand jury has let a cop walk away for gratuitously killing an unarmed black man, a loud silence reverberates through the country, just at it has for many years. It is the silence of the nation’s lawyers. The fact is, we operate two criminal justice systems in the United States. One is...
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Romney-Ryan Plan to Gut Medicaid
There are few better ways to really stick it to the poor than cutting off their access to health care, but that's exactly what the Romney-Ryan ticket's proposed cuts to Medicaid would do.
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Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Why We’re Still Fighting for Voters’ Rights
The story of American politics is, as much as anything else, a story of continuing struggle over the right to vote. After beginning as a system controlled by property-owning white men, the nation’s electorate has slowly, fitfully expanded to include women, the poor and descendents of slaves, over the frequently violent resistance of conservative forces
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Monday, September 03, 2012
Romney and Ryan's Post-Truthiness
If dissembling were a competitive sport, the speakers last week’s Republican National Convention would all be wearing medals. Maureen Dowd called the whole thing a “masquerade.” The Washington Post called it “breathtakingly dishonest.” Even Fox News was surprised at the "dazzling, deceiving, and distracting" mendacity of Paul Ryan's speech.
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