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:

November 19, 2018
"It's All About the Money, Money, Money: Criminalizing Poverty"
Date: Nov. 19, 2018
By: Nusrat J. Choudhury, Lisa Foster, Danielle Elyce Hirsch (American Bar Association)
It's All About the Money, Money, Money: Criminalizing Poverty, American Bar Association, (March 8, 2016),
Compilation of research materials on criminalization of poverty assembled by the American Bar Association. Includes articles and documents touching on the Biloxi, Mississippi settlement as a model for addressing excessive incarceration for failure to pay fines. *
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November 16, 2018
"Jailhouse Medicine -- Travesty of Justice?"
Date: Nov. 1972
By: Seth B. Goldsmith
87 Health Service Reports 767 (Nov. 1972)
Inmates of the Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans, La., are, for the first time, well on the way to receiving first class medical care under a system that may be a model for the nation. Acting under Federal court orders, this county correctional institution and the City of New Orleans have ...
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October 15, 2018
"Public-Private Conservation Agreements and the Greater Sage Grouse"
Public Land & Resources Law Review
Date: Oct. 15, 2018
By: Justin R. Pidot (University of Denver Sturm College of Law)
39 Pub. Land & Resources L. Rev. 161
The author, a former attorney with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, discusses litigation related to threatened species relegated to the government's "precluded" list, including the Greater Sage Grouse. Differences between the Obama and Trump administrations with respect to conservation in this ...
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October 6, 2018
"Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation: The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity"
The Federal Judicial
Date: Sep. 25, 2018
By: Robert Timothy Reagan (Federal Judicial Center)
In mid-2017, President Trump created the Presidential Advisory
Commission on Election Integrity. The commission’s vice chair
asked all states to submit extensive voter registration data to the
commission. Following states’ reluctance to comply and lawsuits
challenging ...
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