University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse indexes case studies of civil rights litigation, and biographies of civil rights lawyers, and links them to the relevant cases. Here are additions to this part of the collection over the past 90 days:

January 11, 2020
"Voluntary Interdistrict School Desegregation in St. Louis: The Special Master's Tale"
Date: 1986
By: D. Bruce La Pierre (Washington University in St. Louis Faculty)
1987 Wis. L. Rev. 971
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January 11, 2020
"Unending Struggle: The Long Road to an Equal Education in St. Louis"
Reedy Press
Date: 2004
By: Judge Gerald W. Heaney & Dr. Susan Uchitelle
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December 11, 2019
"Calibrating the Eighth Amendment: Graham, Miller, and the Right to Mental Healthcare in Juvenile Prison"
UCLA L. Rev.
Date: 2016
By: Sara McDermott (UCLA School of Law Law Student)
63 UCLA L. Rev. 712-759
Young people locked up in juvenile prisons have an enormous need for mental healthcare, one which juvenile prisons have consistently found themselves unable to meet. As a result, many incarcerated young people end up being denied the care they deserve. Yet for years, courts have implemented a ...
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November 24, 2019
"Lewis v. Governor of Alabama"
Harvard Law Review
Date: Dec. 10, 2018
(Harvard Law School)
This Harvard Law Review article analyzes the background behind Lewis v. Bentley as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals decision. The article compares the Eleventh Circuit court's reasoning on the case to previous Supreme Court cases Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development ...
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November 17, 2019
"Intimately Related to the Criminal Process: Examining the Consequences of a Conviction after Padilla v. Kentucky and State v. Sandoval"
Seattle Journal for Social Justice
Date: Spring/Summer 2011
By: Travis Stearns (Seattle University School of Law)
9 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 855-913
In 2010, the US Supreme Court held in Padilla v. Kentucky that effective assistance of counsel required that a criminal defense attorney provide affirmative advice for noncitizen clients who faced immigration consequences in their pleas or sentences.1 On March 17, 2011, the Washington State Supreme ...
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November 16, 2019
"Competing Case Studies of Structural Reform Litigation in American Police Departments"
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law
Date: Fall 2016
By: Stephen Rushin (Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)
14 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 113-142
In 1994, Congress passed 42 US.C. ยง 14141, which gives the US. Attorney General the authority to initiate structural reform litigation against police departments engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional misconduct. ...Department of Justice (DOJ) has investigated and reformed dozens of ...
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November 12, 2019
"Twenty Years after Kansas v. Hendricks: Reforming the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program Is Crucial to the Future of the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act"
Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy
Date: Fall 2016
By: Justine T. Koehle (University of Kansas School of Law Student)
26 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 1-23
Part I of this article gives a brief overview of the KSVPA's statutory provisions and its constitutionality as ruled in Kansas v. Hendricks. Part II describes the current state of the KSVPA by providing a synopsis of the KSVPA's pertinent legislative history. It also describes the current state of ...
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November 7, 2019
"Discouraging Voluntary Disclosure: EEOC v. C.R. England and Confidentiality Under the ADA"
Bringham Young University
Date: 2012
By: Jessica Jones (Brigham Young University Law Review)
Attorney Jessica Jones examines case law leading up to EEOC v. C.R. England and implications on voluntary disclosure under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Jones further discusses whether the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in favor of the defendant in EEOC v. C.R. England is ...
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October 31, 2019
"Untoward Consequences: The Ironic Legacy of Keyes v. School District No. 1"
Denv. U.L. Rev.
Date: 2013
By: Rachel Moran (Yale Law School Faculty)
90 Denv. U.L. Rev. 1209-1230
The Keyes case began with high hopes that desegregation would lead to educational equity for black and Latino students in the Denver Public Schools. The lawsuit made history by successfully using circumstantial evidence to establish intentional discrimination and bring courtordered busing to a ...
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October 31, 2019
"U.S. V. Warren, OH: The Case for Applying Aristotelian Modeling in Police Reform"
U. Mich. J.L. Reform Online
Date: 2018
By: Alicia McCaffrey (University of Michigan Law Student)
51 U. Mich. J.L. Reform Online 1-20
Police reform scholarship tends to emphasize the bureaucratic nature of problems in policing, and, in turn, proposes administrative solutions, such as providing more training or critiquing specific language in a manual. This comment argues that instead of viewing policing problems as at their core ...
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October 30, 2019
"Explaining Texas v. U.S.: A Guide to the 5th Circuit Appeal in the Case Challenging the ACA"
Date: Jul. 3, 2019
By: MaryBeth Musumeci (Kaiser Family Foundation)
The Kaiser Family Foundation Associate Director at the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured has compiled a short history of the federal government's position on the Affordable Care Act as well as the specific issues likely to be considered by the court. The article also discusses the possible ...
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