The Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review (TP&CRLR) is a student-edited scholarly journal
which provides a forum for the discussion of contemporary political and civil rights
issues. Established in 1991, the TP&CRLR is now recognized as one of the top issue
specific law reviews in the nation.
Articles reflect a spectrum of concerns ranging from immediate questions of
law and policy to basic assumptions about the nature of individuals, groups, and institutions.
The purpose of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review is to publish a
timely, first-rate law review devoted entirely to issues in the field of political
and civil rights law which helps meet the need for serious scholarship in this area.
Political & Civil Rights News
- [Third Circuit
] [Due Process, Immigration
] - Pursuant to the Illegal Immigration
Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 petitioner was detained for 1,072 days. The Third Circuit
Court of Appeals ruled in
Diop v. ICE/Homeland Security
that this statute allows only detetion
for a reasonable length of time. If the length of detention exceeds the reasonable length of time the Government must grant him a hearing where
the Government bears the burden of proof to establish that continued detention is necessary.
- [U.S. Senate
] [4th Amend., Internet Privacy
] - The
that an important update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 has been introduced in
the Senate by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).
- [U.S. Supreme Court
] [4th Amend., Exigent Circumstances
] - In
Kentucky v. King
the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 to reverse the Kentucky Supreme Court's decision and held that the exigent
circumstances rule applies when the police do not create the exigency by engaging or threatening to engage
in conduct that violates the Fourth Amendment. See also
recap: Court articulates test for exigent circumstances