Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Report, 'with Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities'

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Gail L. Heriot

American Civil Rights Project; U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Manhattan Institute

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

In September of 2015, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a report entitled "With Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities. This Dissenting Statement was part of that report, but was authored solely by Commission Gail Heriot (also a professor of law at the University of San Diego). In it, Commissioner Heriot discusses how the Commission pre-judged the issue of immigration detention facilities. She also discusses the Commission’s sloppy fact-finding, the Commission's bias against privately-run detention centers and the need for the Commission to undertake more modest research projects in the future.

Keywords: immigration, immigration detention, immigration detention centers, civil rights, private prisons, commission on civil rights, maggots, government reports, detainees

JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10, K37

Suggested Citation

Heriot, Gail L., Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Report, 'with Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities' (2015). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-246, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2897732 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2897732

Gail L. Heriot (Contact Author)

American Civil Rights Project ( email )

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