Access to Justice

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Latest News in Access to Justice

  • November 18, 2022

    Hotels' Push To Counter Sex Trafficking Wins Mixed Reviews

    Amid a growing wave of criminal and civil suits aimed at hotels for alleged facilitation of sex trafficking, the hospitality industry has embraced a more proactive approach to identifying and responding to the crime. Here, Law360 looks at the focus of such efforts as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

  • November 18, 2022

    Ending Cash Bail In Illinois Brings Hope, Lawsuits, Confusion

    Money will no longer determine whether someone in Illinois stays in jail while facing charges starting Jan. 1, a monumental shift cheered by criminal justice advocates and denounced by prosecutors who have filed dozens of lawsuits as the state prepares to be the first in the U.S. to entirely eliminate cash bail.

  • November 18, 2022

    Boies Schiller Helps Florida Kids Get Better Medicaid Care

    A team of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP attorneys recently wrapped up a 16-year pro bono battle with the state of Florida where they fought to expand benefits for 2 million children who depend on Medicaid for their health and dental care.

  • November 18, 2022

    How This Ex-3rd Circ. Judge Is Helping Former Prisoners

    Former federal Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie was instrumental in building two reentry programs for formerly incarcerated people, and he's still helping their participants rejoin society even after leaving the bench.

  • November 18, 2022

    DOJ Can't Justify Its Failure To Get Data On Deaths In Custody

    The U.S. Department of Justice incorrectly claims that a law requiring it to collect meaningful data on how many people die in government custody has somehow limited its ability to do just that — and every failure to study these deaths is a missed opportunity to prevent others, says David Janovsky at the Project On Government Oversight.

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