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Securing Equal Justice for All: A Brief History of Civil Legal Assistance in the United States (2013)
(Washington, D.C.: CLASP, 2013-12)
This short history is based on the previous written work of Justice Earl Johnson, Justice John Dooley, Martha Bergmark, and the authors. This is the third revision to our first history originally written in 2003 and ...
Answering Gideon's Call Outside the Courtroom:Policy Reform Strategies to Protect the Right to Counsel
On March 18, 1963, the United States Supreme Court decided Gideon v. Wainwright, which established the right to counsel for those who could not afford to hire an attorney. The Supreme Court stated that counsel is critical ...
Georgetown Law Weekly (vol. 2015 no. 09)
Georgetown Law Weekly (vol. 2015 no. 07)
Civil Legal Aid in the United States: An Update
Included are Alan Houseman's biannual reports to the ILAG for 2015 and 2017. 1. Update for 2017: This Update is based on the National Report for the United States prepared for the International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) ...
Implementing the Three-Month Time Limit on SNAP for Unemployed 18- to 49-Year-Olds
The 1996 welfare law for the first time imposed a time limit on the eligibility of low-income people for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits even when they are complying with all program requirements. ...
D.C. Prisoners: Conditions of Confinement in the District of Columbia
(Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and Covington & Burling LLP, 2015-06-11)
The appalling conditions of confinement in D.C. prison facilities, especially in light of their disproportionate impact on African-Americans, are a key criminal justice and civil rights issue in Washington DC. This is the ...