On March 14, 2016, the City of Los Angeles was hit with yet another lawsuit regarding its treatment of homeless residents. The lawsuit, Mitchell v. City of Los Angeles, contends that the city is dealing with its homelessness problem by criminalizing rather than housing its homeless
The Department of Justice recently reminded state chief justices and state court administrators that jailing poor people just because they can’t pay fines is unconstitutional.
In a March 14 Dear Colleague letter, the Civil Rights Division warned states to ensure their local courts reform or refrain
A Coherent Middle Ground in the Apple-FBI All Writs Act Dispute?
LawFare tackles the Apple-FBI controversy and tries to spell out “a moderate position on the scope of the All Writs Act” in light of the dueling orders from Judge Pym (CDCA) and Judge Orenstein (EDNY).
The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable Margaret J. Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
The Honorable Roy W. McLeese, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
The Rashid Rehman Memorial Team (Appellant)
Ames First Semi-Final Round Results:
Best Brief: The Honorable Justice Albert L. Sachs Team
Best Overall Team: The Lucy Stone Memorial Team
Best Oralist: Caroline Trusty from The Lucy Stone Memorial Team
The Honorable David Barron, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
The Honorable John J. McConnell, United States
A procedural issue may allow the Supreme Court to avoid confronting an egregious instance of racism in a death penalty case.
Last November, the Court heard oral arguments in Foster v. Chatman. The question in Foster is whether racial bias motivated prosecutors’ peremptory strikes, violating Batson.
Earlier this month, the Maryland General Assembly expanded voting rights to around 44,000 people with felony convictions, overriding six vetoes by Republican Governor Larry Hogan. The vote means that Maryland will soon join the ranks of thirteen states and the District of Columbia where those with
With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, many people have commented on his legacy. People have said he was a brilliant jurist, others remembered how he influenced the Supreme Court “occasionally for good, more often for ill.” As a liberal, minority woman, my views on
The ongoing debate surrounding digital privacy and national security is set to erupt into a high-profile legal battle between Apple and the federal government. In an order issued on February 16th, a federal judge ruled that Apple must create new software that would bypass security