Civil Rights

Judiciary

No prosecutor? No defense lawyer? Judge allegedly held trial anyway; 3rd Circuit allows lawsuit

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs one late habeas filing, nixes another, says both inmates abandoned by same lawyer

Immigration Law

San Francisco to publicly fund legal services for unaccompanied immigrant minors

Civil Rights

Judges’ efforts to pursue funding for unmet civil legal needs garner applause at LSC conference

Careers

Which lawyers won MacArthur ‘genius grants’ in 2014?

Civil Rights

Is new taxi service for women illegal?

Sentencing/Post Conviction

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

Constitutional Law

ACLU to defend man jailed for posting heavy metal band’s violent song lyrics on Facebook

Attorney Fees

Los Angeles to pay $725K to lawyers in homeless rights case

Court Security

Judge who ordered deputy to shock ‘rude’ pro se defendant has been taken off bench

Evidence

Off-site video that saved woman from felony charge is now supporting a $150K civil rights settlement

Prosecutors

Retired prosecutor who convicted two men just exonerated after 30 years behind bars is unrepentant

Criminal Justice

NYC will pay $41M to five men who served time in Central Park jogger case, but admits no liability

Civil Rights

With ‘eye-popping speed,’ 7th Circuit strikes 2 states’ same-sex marriage bans 9 days after argument

President's Message

As we honor the past, we need fresh thinking to ensure access to justice for all

Precedents

Sept. 3, 1838: Frederick Douglass escapes to freedom

Civil Rights

Protesters sue city of Ferguson, St. Louis County and their police chiefs for $41.5 million

Government Law

Federal judge says mom sued too late accusing Chicago officials of cover-up in son’s death

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer charged with witness-tampering; his counsel calls case ‘a total fabrication’

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg: Ferguson turmoil illustrates ‘real racial problem’ in America