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 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.
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
Legal formalism is a consistent theme in Justice Scalia’s voluminous opinions. Yet one should not automatically associate formalism with either originalism or conservatism. Justice Scalia’s formalist interpretation of the Constitution occasionally aligned him with the more liberal justices on the Court, as in Hamdi v.
Justice Antonin Scalia was born on March 11, 1936 in Trenton, New Jersey. His father was an Italian immigrant; his mother the daughter of Italian immigrants. He grew up in Queens and attended high school in Manhattan. In 1957, he graduated as valedictorian of his
Ultimately, Free the Law will only be as useful as it is accessible, especially to those not trained in the legal profession, whether they are court navigators or pro se litigants. However, the project could steer our discourse about representation for low-income civil litigants away
In March, the Supreme Court will hear Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, which is likely to be the most important abortion case decided by the court in nearly 25 years. This time, a compelling amicus brief in which female attorneys share their personal experiences with
Every year, the United States holds hundreds of thousands of immigrants in detention centers across the country. These individuals are subjected to prolonged periods of incarceration in a complex network of prisons and jails, where there is little oversight to ensure that conditions are humane