Published: Jan. 3, 2008

Associate Professor Melissa Hart filed an amicus brief today in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 48 historians in the case of CBOCS v. Humphries (No. 06-1431). The case raises the question whether 42 U.S.C. 1981(Equal rights under the law) permits claims for retaliation. The case will be argued on February 20, 2008. Professor Charles Ogletree and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School hired Professor Hart to author the brief. Several second-year students- Warren Myers, Thea Mustari, and Jonathan Friesen¾helped with research on the brief, for which Professor Hart wrote as a pro bono project.Read the brief.Read the History News Network story about the brief