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Tucker: Can the U.S. Constitution Save Black Lives?

Tucker: Can the U.S. Constitution Save Black Lives?

2015-08-04 00:00:00

I attended the first Law for Black Lives Conference in New York last week. The Conference—filled with attorneys, law students, legal-aid workers and others affiliated with the legal community—had one theme: How do we use the law to protect black lives?

As a civil-rights lawyer, I spend every day trying to figure out how to use the law to obtain rights for (insert group here). So, when I heard that question posed, it did not immediately occur to me just how radical—and incredibly important—it was to frame the question in that way.

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I attended the first Law for Black Lives Conference in New York last week. The Conference—filled with attorneys, law students, legal-aid workers and others...
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