Law schools must reckon with the harm they have caused in perpetuating this oppressive system of law! Toward this end, CELDF has been honored to endorse a campaign to rename the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, named after former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. The justice, known for empowering corporations and the U.S. Supreme Court itself also “systematically violated unjust enrichment with regard to Black labor and slaveholders,” writes Taru Taylor, a key organizer behind the effort to rename the school. Marshall “owned” 200 enslaved people while ruling in favor of enslavement statutes. Read Taru’s blog on celdf.org.
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