The ethical rules guiding practice are contradictory, undermined by the Constitution, and inconsistent with the realities of public defense. In short, it is nearly impossible to be an ethical public defender under the rules. This is a crisis for public
- Door-To-Door Democracy: Expanding Canvassing Rights to Promote Democratic Participation
- Disabling Inequity: How the Social Model of Disability Resists Barriers to Social Security Disability Benefits
- Earned Rights
- Booked but Can’t Read: “Functional Literacy,” National Citizenship, and The New Face of Dred Scott in the Age of Mass Incarceration
In Depth Reading
Volume 44 Issue 1
This Article concludes that pattern-or-practice investigations are an ef-fective means of achieving greater police accountability. Given its potential to advance change, this investigative power must not be limited to the federal government. Empowering states to take advantage of this remedy
The moral construction of poverty is a simple idea that poverty, that people are poor because there is something wrong with them. It is a profoundly individualist explanation of poverty, meaning that it explains poverty in terms of the individual’s
By applying Title II of the ADA to arrests in schools, by amending IDEA to take proactive steps, and by requiring contractual obligations between law enforcement and school districts, practitioners will finally be able to zealously advocate for students with
Volume 44 Issue 2
Earned-rights logic has a longstanding place in American constitutionalism, and recent decades have only made it more visible. By emphasizing the similarities between existing right-holders and those seeking new protections, courts can better smoke out discriminatory laws.
The social model allows for greater inclusion of individuals with disabilities. It also places more of the onus on people in power—employers who must make accommodations, society at large, and other actors—rather than people with disabilities, who remain marginalized...
The democratic goods brought by canvassers are most needed in apartment buildings, especially in low-income housing where residents are too often politically disenfranchised while also deeply impacted by public policy.
In cities like Madison, reputationally progressive jewel of the state that denied Dred Scott his citizenship and citizen rights nearly two centuries ago, so too does the racialized illiteracy crisis lawfully disparage young Black men to non-citizen subjects...