For the city of Baltimore, it’s been three long years since Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody was declared a homicide by Baltimore’s state attorney, Marilyn Mosby. After an internal investigation that included reviewing of police tape, the autopsy report, and interviewing multiple witness,
In 2015, The Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project that seemed to finally confirm the Court’s recognition of a private right to bring “disparate impact” claims of discrimination in housing cases. The
Welcome to This Week in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Graham Sternberg co-authored this week’s round-up with David Shea.
This week the Supreme Court upheld a North Dakota voting law that disproportionately impacts Native Americans, a women’s prison in Arizona failed to provide the most basic of
Last fall, CR-CL highlighted the problematic history and application of the lesser known, but more-often used, counterpart to criminal forfeiture: civil asset forfeiture. As a mechanism that generally allows police to seize any personal property they suspect to have been used in the commission of