Every Year, Millions Try to Navigate US Courts Without a Lawyer

Eighty percent of state criminal defendants cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, and only those who are actually incarcerated are constitutionally entitled to appointed counsel.

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ACLU of Missouri Files Lawsuit against City of St. Louis For Unconstitutional Police Conduct

The ACLU of Missouri filed a lawsuit today against the city of St. Louis for unlawful and unconstitutional actions against people during the Stockley verdict demonstrations.

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William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations: Announcing the Friday Fellowship Class of 2017-2019

These leaders learn to model former UNC system president Bill Friday’s civility, transparency, and collaboration across divergent ideas and identities.

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NAACP Calls for the Respect of Constitutional Rights After the Acquittal of Jason Stockley

Anthony Lamar Smith's death, and the deaths of countless other victims of police brutality in Missouri, is exactly why the NAACP issued a travel advisory to the state …

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NAACP Condemns Irregularities at Kharon Davis Trial

The Dothan criminal justice system failed in all aspects of its treatment of Kharon Davis. For the last ten years, Kharon has been denied his Sixth Amendment rights to a public, fair, and speedy trial.

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What You Should Know about the Community Reinvestment Act

Lending institutions made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for residents of poor inner-cities to borrow money, get a mortgage, take out insurance or access other financial services. CRA is a way for banks to do well by doing good.

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Twin Earthquakes Expose Mexico’s Deep Inequality

Poverty makes these disaster impacts worse in the south. On average, 46 percent of Mexican households live in poverty. But 70 percent of Oaxaca’s population earns less than what’s needed …

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Don’t Let “45” Take Credit for President Obama’s Economy

The income, poverty and health insurance data released by the Census Bureau on September 13 confirms

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Study: More, and More Diverse, US College Students Voted in 2016

Students who belong to some demographic groups with historically low turnout rates showed some of the biggest increases: younger students, Hispanic students and Asian students.

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Dr. Aminta Hawkins Breaux Makes History as BSU’s First Female President

Partnerships are going to be extremely important. We want to reach out to our business leaders and the rest of our community and help them see the value …

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Constitutional Responsibility for Right to Sound Basic Education

Despite the ruling today, this lawsuit and our organizing around it has lifted the hopes of parents and community advocates in Halifax County  who believe that change is possible …

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How the Latest Effort to Repeal Obamacare Would Affect Millions

Like all health care legislation, the bill is complex, but the broad outlines of it are rather clear: It would undo much of the reforms implemented through the ACA and then go a step further.

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