This article explores one defense clinic’s evolution from an individual direct representation model to a “combined advocacy” approach in response to systemic civil rights violations associated with aggressive prosecution of “zero- tolerance” policing strategies in New York City. The pedagogical and ethical implications of engaging students in this form of criminal defense “cause lawyering” is deconstructed through an examination of the student attorneys’ experience litigating individual cases and their collaborative work with community residents, social scientists, and public interest attorneys. Finally, this piece proposes a mobile clinic to bring interdisciplinary advocacy resources directly into neighborhoods targeted by Compstat for intensive zero-tolerance policing.
As I started to look at mixed income housing, I realized that it was a strategy to manage the discrimination in the larger society.
Migrant children fleeing violence in their native countries have experienced severe psychological trauma before and after entering the country when we separated them from their families and placed them in detention facilities, and some families remain separated.
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.
Do new domestic terrorism laws put Black Lives Matter supporters, anti-war protestors, and/or animal rights activists at risk? Do they presently incorporate sufficient safeguards against such misuse and abuse?