Access to Justice

Practice Points

What you need to know in a quick-to-read format. Find all of the Access to Justice Committee’s practice points in this archive.

2016

More Women in the Judiciary Means Justice for All
By Tiffany deGruy – September 12, 2016
The numbers of women on the bench have dramatically increased over the last 30 years.

Nationwide Injunctions, Immigration, and Civil Rights Litigation
By Cassandra Robertson – August 5, 2016
May a federal district court issue a nationwide injunction against enforcement of the government’s immigration policies?

UCLA Civil Rights Project Publishes Study on Financial Impact of School Exclusion
By Jessalyn Schwartz – June 16, 2016
According to the report, suspension rates have been rising since early 1970s, especially for students of color.

Twenty-Four and No More Poll Taxes
By Access to Justice Committee – January 20, 2016
The Twenty-Fourth Amendment was ratified on January 23, 1964.

Deferred Deportation Granted Certiorari
By Access to Justice Committee – January 20, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in United States v. Texas, where the Fifth Circuit upheld an injunction against the administration's program providing for deferred deportation for certain illegal immigrants.

Dr. King's Birth and Holiday
By Access to Justice Committee – January 20, 2016
After years of legislative, lobbying, and public advocacy efforts, the third Monday of January was established as Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday, in 1983.