Monthly Archives: April 2015

The RightsCast, Episode 10, Part 1: Professor César García Hernández, “Naturalizing Immigration Imprisonment”

Episode 10 of The RightsCast features César García Hernández, one of my most distinguished colleagues at the University of Denver School of Law and an expert on the growing intersection of criminal and immigration law. In the episode, his discusses his article “Naturalizing Immigration Imprisonment,” which is forthcoming in the California Law Review. César is the author of many highly regarded articles about the intersection of criminal and immigration law, and also runs the blog, an award-winning blog about the intersection of criminal law and immigration law that is widely read among both professors and practitioners. To keep up with recent developments, you can find César on Twitter under the handle @crimmigration.

Immigration-related imprisonment has become an increasingly prominent feature of both criminal and civil immigration law enforcement and understanding why this is and the consequences for the justice system and for migrants is a critical step in immigration reform. Because of the importance of the topic and César’s incredible expertise in this area, I quickly realized that the topic required discussion in two segments rather than one, so the first part of César’s interview is available below, and I will release the second part next week as Episode 10, Part 2.

The RightsCast, Episode 9: Professor Khiara Bridges, “Class-Based Affirmative Action”

After a brief hiatus, The RightsCast is back! Listen to Professor Khiara Bridges (Boston University Law) explain why class-based affirmative action is a poor substitute for race-based affirmative action. Particularly interesting is the discussion of why class-based affirmative action suffers from the same supposed infirmities as race-based affirmative action. That is, the arguments people make against race-based affirmative action are equally true of class-based affirmative action.