What if, while sitting on death row, you had a chance to overturn your conviction by arguing the jury was not properly instructed, but the exact wording of those instructions had been lost to time?
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A MacArthur "genius" grant awarded to prominent access to justice scholar Rebecca Sandefur recognizes an often-overlooked academic subject — and could encourage more researchers to join the field.
This term, the U.S. Supreme Court holds the power to curtail a popular settlement tool in large consumer class actions that provides cash infusions to nonprofits. Here’s what it could mean for legal aid organizations’ bottom lines.
New York City's public defenders and district attorneys testified from behind the same table for the first time ever last week, joining forces to demand the mayor's office bring their salaries in line with other city and government agency lawyers.
The involvement of some of the country's biggest legal names has brought unusual attention to a self-represented litigant's appeal of an order refusing to let him amend his case, but even with the dispute sitting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, experts are skeptical of its ultimate value for similar plaintiffs.
Ann Claire Williams pours years of experience into training lawyers and judges in African countries, and not just lessons from her time prosecuting crimes or weighing appellate cases on the Seventh Circuit. In some ways, her time as a Detroit public schools teacher has proven just as valuable.
The Trump administration has repeatedly tried to shut down the Legal Services Corporation, America's largest single funder of civil legal aid. It's not the first time federal funding for low-income legal assistance has faced the chopping block, and it may not be the last.
Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Montgomery decision ordered resentencing or parole hearings for thousands of prisoners sentenced to life without parole as juveniles, litigation like a recent class action by Missouri prisoners shows how some states are struggling to offer those inmates meaningful opportunities for release.