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Poverty and Economic Justice

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

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Criminal Legal System   Our unemployment rate fails to account for mass incarceration. Mass incarceration disproportionately affects black communities. Unemployment data fails to account for this, which makes the disparity between black and white men in employment appear smaller than it really is. (Washington Post)   The ACLU and

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The housing crisis in the United States has garnered increasing attention over the past few years, and recent studies have begun to plumb millions of eviction records to understand the full scope of the problem. Displacement—and housing injustice in general—is a complex issue with diverse

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When President Trump made his “shithole” countries comment earlier this year, he revealed the ugly undercurrent of racism that has animated U.S. immigration law and policy since the Republic’s founding. Whether such sentiments are made explicit or not, notions of which immigrants are “worthy” or “legal”

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