February 26 Friday

The Proceduralization of Muslim Civil Rights at SCOTUS

  • Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Online
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Please join the Muslim Law Students’ Association (MLSA) and our generous co-sponsors SALSA, APALSA, MENALSA, and NSG this Friday, 2/26, at 12PM-1PM ET for an exciting event on the proceduralization of Muslim civil rights at the Supreme Court. The panel will feature academics and Supreme Court litigators who have argued and written scholarship about SCOTUS cases with Muslim plaintiffs at the intersection of civil rights, civil liberties, and national security. A recurring theme of the discussion will be a focus on Ashcroft v. Iqbal–both the substantive impacts of the ostensibly procedural case on minority groups and the problematic ways it is taught to 1Ls across the United States.

Our panelists are Professor Shirin Sinnar of Stanford Law School, who wrote the award-winning The Lost Story of Iqbal; Professor Alexander Reinert of Cardozo Law School, who argued Ashcroft v. Iqbal before SCOTUS; Professor Ramzi Kassem of CUNY School of Law, who recently secured a unanimous ruling in Tanzin v. Tanvir before SCOTUS; and Rachel Meeropol of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who argued Turkmen v. Ashcroft before SCOTUS.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Muslim Law Students' Association


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Contact Information

Areeb Siddiqui