The National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel has launched its new website, providing advocates and the public with a much-needed information source and a way to coordinate efforts to expand recognition of a right to counsel in civil cases....
As Bush leaves office, there's a rush to issue last-minute regulations for the nation's executive agencies. As a result, we face the specter of starting 2009 with an ill-considered regulatory regime that will be hard for the next president to alter.
"Legal aid lawyers are among the few allies of poor homeowners caught in the subprime-mortgage meltdown. But these lawyers are hamstrung by federal regulations that limit homeowners’ access to speedy, low-cost legal relief."
The commission tasked with reforming New York's hodge-podge sentencing procedures included restoring voting rights to parolees among their recommendations. It’s about time. A quick peek into the history of the state’s felony disenfranchisement law reveals ugly origins.