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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San Diego Legal Studies RPS Submitter

University of San Diego School of Law

Gail L. Heriot

University of San Diego School of Law

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

RPS Submitter, San Diego Legal Studies and 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

San Diego Legal Studies RPS Submitter

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Gail L. Heriot (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

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