A deeply flawed eighty-six page legal memorandum revealed the rationale for the U.S. Justice Department’s March 2015 decision not to prosecute Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Article rejects the Department’s contention that prosecution was not permitted by the governing
Though officially deemed unconstitutional, the debtors’ prison scheme consists of jailing low-income individuals for not being able to pay their legal financial obligations (“LFOs”), also known as criminal justice debt.
In the mid-1980s, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights activists recognized the need for a safe haven for victimized LGBT youth and established the Harvey Milk High School in New York City.
In an effort to remedy the financial distress Michigan cities faced after the 2007 recession, the Michigan state legislature passed 2012 Public Act 436 ("PA 436"), the "Local Financial Stability and Choice Act." Under PA 436, state-appointed emergency managers act
Other Issues in this Volume
- Reasonably Suspicious Algorithms: Predictive Policing at the United States Border
- Parents not Parens: Parental Rights versus the State in the Pre-Trial Detention of Youth
- Addressing Cultural Bias in the Legal Profession
- “We Can't Tolerate that Behavior in this School!”: The Consequences of Excluding Children with Behavioral Health Conditions and the Limits of the Law
- Backward Progress Toward Reinstating Parental Rights
- Discovering Family Defense: A History of the Family Defense Clinic at New York University School of Law
- The Equal Right to Parent: Protecting the Rights of Gay and Lesbian, Poor, and Unmarried Parents
- Child Welfare's Scarlet Letter: How A Prior Termination Of Parental Rights Can Permanently Brand A Parent As Unfit