19939 ABA Journal Criminal Justice articles.
Jun 2, 2021 2:00 PM CDT
How do attorneys remain committed to work that affords few successes and often few forms of traditional validation, including commensurate compensation? Public interest lawyer Taeva Shefler spoke with lawyer Mallika Kaur and recent law school graduate Melissa Barbee about her volunteer work with prisoners’ rights and the lessons learned.
Jun 2, 2021 9:14 AM CDT
Could police have avoided killing—whether the victims were armed or not? Advocates of de-escalation believe that many such deaths can be prevented. Yet what de-escalation means and how effective it is remain subject to debate.
Jun 1, 2021 3:30 AM CDT
For a variety of reasons, including voluntary reporting and a lack of police training or acknowledgment of bias incidents, tracking hate crimes is challenging and imperfect.
Jun 1, 2021 2:40 AM CDT
Like their civilian counterparts, inmate fire crew members help protect people’s lives and property, and when they are released, some try to find employment in the fire service. For many, though, full-time jobs can be hard to come by.
Jun 1, 2021 1:50 AM CDT
Steven Becker wasn’t sure what he’d see at his first exhumation. But here he was, on Sept. 5, 2012, at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois, on behalf of his client, who insisted that the body in the coffin was not—despite what police said—her son.
Jun 1, 2021 12:05 AM CDT
Judge rejects $2B settlement in Roundup litigation
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California has rejected a proposed $2 billion settlement of future claims in litigation…
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Senate confirms Kristen Clarke
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kristen Clarke to head the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division on a 51-48 vote. Clarke was president and…
May 26, 2021 4:31 PM CDT May 26, 2021 12:07 PM CDT May 25, 2021 12:38 PM CDT Judge rules against courtroom prayer program A federal judge in Texas has ruled against a Texas justice of the peace in a suit claiming that he violated the establishment clause…
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Afternoon Briefs: Judge rules against courtroom prayer program; public comment sought on student loans
May 26, 2021 4:31 PM CDT
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Judge rules against courtroom prayer program
A federal judge in Texas has ruled against a Texas justice of the peace in a suit claiming that he violated the establishment clause…
May 24, 2021 3:21 PM CDT
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