For Professor Jonathan Zittrain, the Right to be Forgotten is a “bad solution to a real problem.” This was Zittrain’s message at a talk hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society on August 5, where Zittrain and members of the American Civil Liberties Union discussed problems raised by the 2014 European Court of Justice ruling – which gave EU citizens the right to request that Google remove links to personal information from its EU sites – and laid out potential alternatives.
On August 3, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency announced the Clean Power Plan, aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Harvard Law faculty and policy experts offer some initial assessments of the plan’s anticipated benefits and potential legal challenges.
A special reception was held at the White House on July 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On hand to introduce President Barack Obama ’91 and Vice President Joe Biden was Harvard Law School graduate Haben Girma ’13, who is currently a Skadden Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, Calif. Girma was the first deafblind student to graduate from HLS.