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Why are Ivy League law reviews censoring Palestinian scholars? | Erika Lopez and Tascha Shahriari-Parsa

The Harvard and Columbia journals trampled free expression in a rush to suppress a human-rights lawyer’s writing on Israel

On a normal day, the Columbia Law Review’s website is not a feast for the eyes. What it lacks in visual appeal, it makes up for with a panoply of articles and student notes addressing a range of legal issues. But for much of last week, the website displayed just a single line: “Website is under maintenance.”

One would be forgiven for envisioning a shiny new website on the horizon. But these four words were a lie. There was no maintenance.

Erika Lopez is a recent graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was an editor and DEI chair of the Columbia Law Review

Tascha Shahriari-Parsa is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor and online chair of the Harvard Law Review

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