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Friday, November 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A conservative group's closed door 'training' of judicial clerks raises concerns »
A conservative group's closed door 'training' of judicial clerks raises concerns   The closed-door “tr...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's unlikely path to the Supreme Court »
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's unlikely path to the Supreme Court The celebrity of Justice Ginsburg obscures the controversy...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finding clients, open courts a challenge after Hurricane Florence »
Finding clients, open courts a challenge after Hurricane Florence “It’s going to take awhile for things to get bac...
Monday, October 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Golf Digest helped free a golf course artist imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit »
How Golf Digest helped free a golf course artist imprisoned for 27 years for a murder he didn't commit Valentino Dix...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawsuit challenges bail hearings held behind closed doors »
Lawsuit challenges bail hearings held behind closed doors In most places around the country, bail hearings are open...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pensacola veterans struggle to pay for legal help in civil court cases »
Pensacola veterans struggle to pay for legal help in civil court cases From child support hearings to eviction notic...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
California's prison education system is yielding impressive results »
California's prison education system is yielding impressive results A plan that allows incarcerated people to take cl...
Monday, June 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawsuit: the poor shouldn't lose their licenses over traffic fines »
Lawsuit: the poor shouldn't lose their licenses over traffic fines Because he can't pay $228 in traffic fines, Seti J...
Thursday, May 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meeting the challenge of the legal aid crisis »
Meeting the challenge of the legal aid crisis The opioid crisis and the recent spate of natural disasters present new...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How court costs trap people in poverty and how lawmakers are trying to fix it »
How court costs trap people in poverty and how lawmakers are trying to fix it “One of the major issues with our crimi...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When bail feels less like freedom, more like extortion »
When bail feels less like freedom, more like extortion As bail has grown into a $2 billion industry, bond agents have...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maybe lawyers are what's missing from government »
Maybe lawyers are what's missing from government It’s hardly controversial to suggest that, at the moment, the federa...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When you cannot afford to go bankrupt because you can't afford a lawyer »
When you cannot afford to go bankrupt because you can't afford a lawyer There’s ample evidence many people don’t file...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICE says it won't make immigration sweeps at courthouses »
ICE says it won't make immigration sweeps at courthouses Federal immigration officials …say their agents will enter...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOJ quietly closes office to make legal aid more accessible »
DOJ quietly closes office to make legal aid more accessible The Justice Department has effectively shuttered an Obam...
Thursday, February 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The dangerous, misguided campaign to recall the judge who sentenced Brock Turner »
The dangerous, misguided campaign to recall the judge who sentenced Brock Turner The campaign to recall the judge wh...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bail was $500, money he didn't have. Atlanta faces calls for change. »
Bail was $500, money he didn't have. Atlanta faces calls for change. In 2016, at least 890 people were transferred fro...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How lawyers can help homeless youth »
How lawyers can help homeless youth Millions of children in the United States experience some form of homelessness e...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
This judge has a mission: keep defendants alive »
There are two kinds of defendants who enter Judge Craig D. Hannah’s courtroom: Those who stand on the far side of the benc...
Monday, December 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A growing ‘Army’ of lawyers is banding together to protect immigrants »
Immigrants with attorneys are four times as likely to be released from detention. Read more in The Nation .
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The President is rapidly reshaping the judiciary. Here’s how. »
Mr. Trump has already appointed eight appellate judges, the most this early in a presidency since Richard M. Nixon… Read...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State attorneys general have taken off as a partisan force in national politics »
Partisan coalitions of state attorneys general are a new wrinkle in national politics. Read more in The Washington Post .
Monday, November 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawyers step up to help disaster survivors »
Hurricane Harvey made landfall and devastated Houston and other areas in Texas and Louisiana almost two months ago. Read...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
After Harvey, jury trials still haven’t resumed in Harris County »
It’s been 10 weeks since Jose Deras was first locked up in the Harris County Jail.  Read more in the Texas Tribune .
Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress should end partisan ‘nonsense’ over SCOTUS nominations, Ginsburg says »
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg …called on Congress to end partisanship surrounding Supreme Court nominations… Read more in t...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
After Hurricane Irma, Florida legal community is in it for the long haul »
Legal aid is critical after a natural disaster. Legal issues are just beginning.  Read more in Above the Law .
Tuesday, October 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
In aftermath of Harvey, lawyers mobilize to help Houston victims »
Pro bono attorney Saundra Brown sat at a United Way in Houston for hours on Thursday, fielding questions about insurance c...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The lawyers working as first responders to hurricane Harvey »
With much of the Houston area still underwater… it might seem an odd time for victims of Hurricane Harvey to think about l...
Friday, September 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cities are guaranteeing tenants a lawyer to help them fight eviction »
In eviction cases, 90% of landlords have a lawyer, and 90% of tenants do not. To fight gentrification and displacement, ci...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sentenced to adulthood: direct file laws bypass juvenile justice system »
Currently, 12 states and the District of Columbia allow prosecutors to make decisions on where kids end up based on a dire...
Friday, September 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innocence is irrelevant »
This is the age of the plea bargain and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences.   Read more in The Atla...
Thursday, August 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The President faces obstacles in bid to re-shape key U.S. courts »
President Donald Trump's effort to reshape influential U.S. courts by stocking them with conservative judges faces at leas...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
86% of low-income Americans’ civil legal issues get inadequate or no legal help »
A new report reveals the extent of the “justice gap” experienced by low-income Americans. Read more in the ABA Journal .
Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unintended consequences of PACER – Life for ‘snitches’ has become dangerous »
A survey has found close to 700 witnesses and informants have been threatened, wounded or killed over a recent three-year...
Friday, June 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S Chamber pushes rule to expose litigation funding »
Pointing to a rise in the use of outside financiers in lawsuits, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is petitioning the federal j...

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