David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

The Law is on N.F.L. Players’ Side, Writes Noah Zatz in New York Times

Professor Noah Zatz co-authored an op-ed for the New York Times in which he argued that N.F.L. players who demonstrate for racial justice by kneeling during the national anthem have the law on their side. “Each of these three bodies of law — constitutional law, civil rights law and labor law — independently protects players from retaliation for anthem protests,” wrote Zatz.  “It means that when Mr. Trump addresses these Americans protesting for racial justice at work and says “you cannot do that,” he is dead wrong.”

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