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Practice Points »

Pre-Suit Mediation of Civilian Complaints Against Police

A handful of local governments across the country are experimenting with a new way to resolve citizen complaints about police misconduct.


Does the Second Amendment Protect Commonly Owned Assault Weapons?

The Fourth Circuit addresses this question in Kolbe v. Hogan.


Racial Retaliation Claim Against U.S. Civil Rights Commission Chair Upheld

Chair Martin Castro's responsibility at the time was eradicating employment discrimination in Illinois.


Articles »

Transgender Rights Litigation Moves Through Fourth Circuit

By Nancy C. Marcus

The issue has found footing in the Fourth Circuit, particularly in the context of the right of transgender individuals to use the facilities that correspond with their gender identities.


Supreme Court Clarifies a "Legal Twilight Zone" in Excessive Force Claims

By Sarah E. Ricks

The Court adopts objective reasonableness as the Fourteenth Amendment standard.


Are Courts Viewing Pretextual Searches and "Good-Faith" Exceptions More Skeptically?

By Daniel Schoen

Recent cases give reason for hope.


Sound Advice »

audio The Role of Mentoring in the Civil Rights Field

By Jasmyn Richardson and Karen Short

Civil rights attorneys Jasmyn Richardson and Karen Short describe the importance of mentoring in their career development, both as a mentor and as a mentee. (11:57 min)


audio Top Tips for Obtaining a Job in the Public Sector for Law Students and Young Attorneys

By Jasmyn Richardson

Working in the public sector is rewarding in many ways. Public sector lawyer Jasmyn Richardson lays out her top tips for landing such a job. (11:02 min)


audio A Review of Voting-Rights Cases in Ohio

By Dan Tokaji

Over the last decade, Ohio has had several large cases regarding voting rights. Professor Dan Tokaji outlines the key points of each case. (20:29 min)


Roundtables »

audio Is More Gun Control the Answer?

A panel of experts sheds light on issues of public safety, individual rights, mental health, and other issues raised by gun violence. (1:01:58)


audio Voter-Suppression Issues in the 2012 Election

The 2012 electorate is abuzz with concern over sweeping voting laws in several states that have real potential to affect the outcome of the presidential election. (47:03)


 
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Civil Right to Counsel Video

Learn more about the latest developments on the civil right to counsel movement and how you can get involved. Watch now.


Seeking Contributors and Subcommittee Chairs

The Civil Rights Litigation Committee is seeking authors and editors for its website. The Committee is also seeking members to serve as subcommittee chairs. Anyone interested in contributing or heading up one of our subcommittees should contact D. Grayson Yeargin.


 
Civil Rights Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Content Editors

D. Grayson Yeargin

Washington, D.C.


J. Dalton Courson

New Orleans, LA

Dorian Slaybod

Toledo, OH


Brandon Robb

New Orleans, LA