29 ABA Journal Homelessness articles.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with a nonprofit organization that provides free food to homeless people in a park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, finding that a city rule that limits the practice is unconstitutional.
Sep 3, 2021 10:16 AM CDT
Legal aid providers should expand collaboration with programs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help provide comprehensive services for veterans, according to a task force report released Tuesday.
May 26, 2021 10:15 AM CDT
Former Dallas County, Texas, prosecutor Richard E. “Rick” Jackson agreed to give up
his law license last month to avoid discipline for allegedly withholding evidence that led to the wrongful convictions of two homeless men.
May 18, 2021 11:43 AM CDT
The Hillandale Farms Corp. is donating 1.2 million eggs to food banks in New York to settle a state price-gouging lawsuit.
Apr 2, 2021 2:10 PM CDT
Only Arkansas permits criminal consequences for nonpayment of rent—and it has enforced the law during the pandemic. Now, after ProPublica investigated the practice, some legislators want to revoke the statute.
Mar 29, 2021 9:50 AM CDT
For attorneys who want to do more pro bono in 2021, here are five ways to get involved.
Dec 21, 2020 1:52 PM CST
The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty was honored Monday by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness for its role in providing guidance, training and technical assistance to homeless courts across the country.
Dec 7, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Randy Mastro
has said he won’t be intimidated by vandals who spray-painted his home with epithets, apparently due to his involvement in a homeless issue.
Oct 26, 2020 10:00 AM CDT
A new ABA initiative is encouraging lawyers to invest in projects that “counter the impact of COVID-19 and champion racial justice across America.”
Oct 21, 2020 10:05 AM CDT
Judge G. David Guinn knows from his nearly 20 years of experience as a prosecutor that coming to court can be a traumatic experience for many people.
Oct 12, 2020 3:38 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear several cases challenging the doctrine of qualified immunity, which often shields police officers accused of misconduct.
Jun 16, 2020 10:30 AM CDT
When asked about the importance of homeless courts, Jeff Yungman’s thoughts go to a sick man who was living in the woods and panhandling on the streets. He received several citations for blocking the sidewalk, which came with fines and fees he would never be able to pay. “Having people like him, we can see why the homeless court is needed and why he probably still would be in the woods if there hadn’t been some intervention for him,” Yungman says.
Jun 16, 2020 8:30 AM CDT
A civil rights attorney in Sacramento, California, is opening up his own property to people who are experiencing homelessness.
Jun 11, 2020 2:58 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against police officers in the shooting death of a homeless black man who was stopped for failing to walk on the sidewalk.
Jun 10, 2020 12:00 PM CDT
Judge orders LA to find shelter for homeless near freeways
On Friday, U.S. District Judge David Carter ordered the county and city of Los Angeles to find shelter for…
May 18, 2020 4:47 PM CDT
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