36 ABA Journal Homelessness articles.
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
A federal judge in Santa Ana, California, recently took lawyers in his courtroom on a skid row tour, so they could see for themselves whether new hand-washing stations were in working condition.
Apr 20, 2020 4:49 PM CDT
Homeless people housed in two Woodland, California, motels during the COVID-19 pandemic were treated to hot Easter lunches, thanks to the Yolo County public defender’s office.
Apr 14, 2020 4:18 PM CDT
ABA president says LSC needs extra money for COVID-19 issues
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez is asking Congress to provide a supplemental appropriation for the Legal Services Corp. The cash…
Mar 20, 2020 3:30 PM CDT
The Louisiana-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn a July opinion finding a Mississippi sheriffs' deputy could be liable for dropping a mentally disabled man at the county border, where he was later struck and killed by a car.
Feb 24, 2020 11:50 AM CST
Ahead of this year’s presidential election, the ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a pair of resolutions that aim to increase voter participation and minimize voter suppression at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Feb 17, 2020 7:49 PM CST
A homeless man who uses cardboard boxes for shelter is citing New York’s castle doctrine as a defense in a criminal case accusing him of attacking two men with a knife.
Jan 17, 2020 11:43 AM CST
Members Who Inspire is an ABA Journal series profiling exceptional ABA members. This past year, we featured many in the legal field who are doing good work and paying it forward, including pro bono for veterans, fighting for prisoners' rights, and promoting literacy and advancing diversity.
Dec 26, 2019 8:55 AM CST
93-year-old retired lawyer is found liable for son’s shooting death
On Friday, jurors in San Diego found a 93-year-old retired lawyer liable for $9.5 million in damages for killing his…
Dec 16, 2019 4:42 PM CST
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