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:


CASE STUDIES
July 16, 2018
"2018 FAIR HOUSING TRENDS REPORT"
http://nationalfairhousing.org
Date: January 2018
By: Shanti Abedin, Cathy Cloud, Alia Fierro, Debby Goldberg, Jorge Andres Soto, and Morgan Williams (National Fair Housing Alliance)
Imagine the house you grew up in, the local pool you swam in, shopping in a grocery store full of fresh fruits and vegetables, the great school you attended with your friends, and the doctor nearby who took care of you when you were sick. That’s how all of us would like to remember our childhoods ...
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CASE STUDIES
July 11, 2018
"RECENT RETALIATION CASES IN FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAW "
American Bar Association
Date: October 2009
By: William R. Tamayo (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
In Fiscal Year 2008, 95,402 charges were filed with the EEOC, reflecting a significant jump form the numbers of charges filed in FY 2007 (82,792) and in FY 2006 (75,768). The retaliation charges increases significantly from 22,555 in FY 2006 to 26,663 in FY 2007 to 32,690 in FY 2008. For a more ...
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CASE STUDIES
July 2, 2018
"Prison Reforms Can Have Positive Impact on Kids, Expert Says"
The Council of State Governments Justice Center website
Date: October 2016
By: Emily Nohr (The Council of State Governments Justice Center)
Lawmakers can protect the children of nonviolent inmates by expanding existing prison reforms and working with judges who sentence parents, a leading expert in sentencing said Tuesday.

Children of such offenders suffer from low academic achievement and struggle as they become adults, ...
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CASE STUDIES
July 2, 2018
"Group Studying Why Prison Population is Up While Crime Declines"
The Council of State Governments Justice Center website
Date: August 2014
By: JoAnne Young (The Council of State Governments Justice Center)
Crime decreased 20 percent in Nebraska over the past 10 years, and adult arrests decreased 15 percent.

So why has Nebraska’s inmate population climbed 17 percent? Why are the state’s prisons at 157 percent of capacity? And what might explain the growth spike over the past two years? ...
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