Jules Lobel

Jules Lobel is a Professor of Law and the Bessie McKee Wathour Endowed Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and former president of the Center for Constitutional Rights (2011- 2016).

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Incensed Over Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation? Don't Mourn—Organize and Vote
The Senate confirmation of President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court virtually assuring the consolidation of the Court as an extremely reactionary body for years or decades to come raises the question of how human rights and progressive activists should react...
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Friday, January 27, 2017
Where We Go From Here: 5 Key Ways to Build a Movement
Millions of people marched throughout the United States and abroad last Saturday to protest Donald Trump’s first day in office and to affirm women’s rights and human rights. The demonstrations were inspiring—full of energy, witty signs, slogans and chants—and brought into the streets a diverse...
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Monday, December 26, 2011
Evict BNY Mellon, not Occupy Pittsburgh
On Dec. 13, BNY Mellon filed a court action seeking to evict the Occupy Pittsburgh encampment from Mellon Green, where occupiers have been peacefully protesting without complaints from the public or the city. This action is an attempt to squelch the vital public dialogue that the Occupy Wall Street movement has been advocating.
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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
The Future of the Occupy Movement
The Occupy Movement, which has already been hugely successful in thrusting issues of inequality and corporate power into the public discourse, faces a critical juncture. As many of the larger encampments in New York, Oakland, Philadelphia and Los Angeles are shut down by the police, activists have been searching for the tactics to move beyond Occupation to Phase 2 of the movement. Some say that the movement now should evolve into the political arena, supporting policy ideas, running candidates for office, and putting pressure on politicians and corporations.
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