Monday, May 9, 2016

Criminal Justice Clinic Client Has Prison Sentence Commuted by President Obama

On May 5, 2016, President Barack Obama granted a petition for clemency for a client of the Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ethics Bureau Alumni Publish Essay on Equitable Tolling

A recently published essay written by three Yale Law graduates highlights the inequities that plague the courts' application of the federal Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA).

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Vets Clinic Sues VA for Withholding Information on Toxic Water Disability Claims

On April 27, 2016, veterans groups The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten, and Vietnam Veterans of America filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to produce records on the Camp Lejeune Subject Matter Expert (SME) program.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Report: Terrorism Watchlist Has Fast Growth and Influence on Policing

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today released Trapped in a Black Box: Growing Terrorist Watchlisting in Everyday Policing, a report prepared by the Civil Liberties and National Security Clinic at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Professors Pottenger and Wizner to Be Honored by Legal Assistance Organization

J.L. Pottenger, Jr. ’75, and Stephen Wizner will receive the 2016 Equal Access to Justice award from New Haven Legal Assistance.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Students Launch Pilot Program to Aid Residents Facing Foreclosure

For residents on the verge of losing their homes, facing a foreclosure proceeding in court is an experience fraught with anxiety and confusion.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Vets Clinic Highlights Need to Protect Veterans from Predatory Colleges

Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 and the advocacy group Veterans Education Success have called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to act against the deceptive recruitment of veterans by predatory colleges citing a recent legal memorandum produced by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

MFIA Clinic Secures Win in Lethal Injection Case

The Media and Freedom Information Access Clinic secured a victory in a Missouri Circuit Court on March 21, 2016 when a judge ruled that the Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) was required under state law to disclose the names of the pharmacies from which it purchases the drugs used to execute inmates on death row.

Friday, March 18, 2016

LSO Client Wins in Federal Court

Arnold Giammarco, a deported Connecticut resident recently subpoenaed by the Connecticut Judiciary Committee to testify at a hearing on April 4, won a victory in federal court.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ethics Bureau Students Attend SCOTUS Hearing

Students from the Ethics Bureau at Yale attended oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, February 29, 2016 to observe a capital case in which they submitted an amicus brief late last year.

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