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Weekend News & Commentary

Weekend News & Commentary

Commenting on the Google walkout last Thursday, Professor Brishen Rogers told CNBC that the “numbers and level of coordination involved” were “unprecedented” in the tech sector.  In white-collar tech, where employers pose as “family” and salaries are high, unions...

When Is Forced Labor Consistent with the General Basic System of Free Labor? An Analysis of Historical Judge-Made Exceptions to the Thirteenth Amendment

When Is Forced Labor Consistent with the General Basic System of Free Labor? An Analysis of Historical Judge-Made Exceptions to the Thirteenth Amendment

Advocates challenging forced labor practices are largely relying on the Trafficking Victims Protective Act (TVPA). However, as Leora Smith noted, the Thirteenth Amendment is “[l]urking in the background of [these] case[s].” Smith posits that advocates may be...