Guest post by Phillip L. Torrey. *Phillip Torrey is the Managing Attorney of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, a Lecturer on Law, and the Supervising Attorney for the Harvard Immigration Project. At HLS, he supervises the Crimmigration Clinic and he teaches a course concerning the
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
As the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell is (hopefully) hopefully underway, with a possible certification by top Pentagon officials in the coming days, CRCL would be remiss if we failed to applaud the Department of Justice's recent Brief in Opposition to Motions to Dismiss
The day before President Obama signed a 4-year extension of three key Patriot Act provisions (New York Times), several Democratic Senators expressed concern over the Justice Department's interpretation of the Act (New York Times). During debate on the Act's reauthorization, Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat,