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Supreme Court Grants Cert to Decide Same-Sex Marriage Case

It is possible that a record number of amicus briefs will be filed in this historic case.

Violence at Rikers Island Lands NYC Right in Court

The current year is shoring up to be a litigious one for New York City and the state of New York.

When Is the Qualified First Amendment Privilege Waived?

The Florida Supreme Court held that the privilege was waived based on the totality of the circumstances and the inexcusable delay in asserting the privilege.

Articles »

Due Process Rights in Charter Schools

By Kevin C. Moyer

Recently released guidance can enable charter schools whose disciplinary practices violate students' due process rights to comply with federal law.

Civil Rights Implications Arising from Crime of "Indigence"

By Ashley J. Heilprin

Members of the bar must recognize the unjust nature of laws that criminalize or punish with increased severity based on one's indigent status and to take action where we find such laws.

Qualified Immunity in Excessive-Force Cases Post-Plumhoff

By Ashley J. Heilprin

As more cases are litigated, courts should be better able to flesh out the factors that may determine whether the conduct violates a person's constitutional and statutory rights.

Sound Advice »

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)

audio Consequences of Criminal Convictions

By Grayson Yeargin

Grayson Yeargin explains the new and unfamiliar situations the convicted party may face. (17:13 min)

audio Transgender Protections Against Employment Discrimination—Part I, Part II

By Nancy Marcus

Nancy Marcus highlights three recent developments regarding transgender rights that may impact employment discrimination cases across the country. (10:10 and 11:08 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)


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 Web Editor Newsletter Editor

D. Grayson Yeargin

Washington, D.C.

J. Dalton Courson

New Orleans, LA

Dorian Slaybod

Toledo, OH

Brandon Robb

New Orleans, LA