This report is the first in a series outlining the state-level effects of the United States Census Bureau’s policy for counting prison populations. This piece discusses how the Bureau’s prison count method affects Virginia communities.
Through the Center’s It’s Not About Federalism initiative, we explore the underlying issues, such as union-busting, health care rights, and environmental concerns, that animate recent cases generally classified under the federalism rubric.
The ACLU, Break the Chains: Communities of Color and the War on Drugs, and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law co-authored this report that compiles for the first time existing research on the effects of current drug laws and sentencing policies on women and their families.
List and description of key federal and state cases. Cases range from Supreme Court decisions like Richardson v. Ramirez to state court cases like Fernandez v. Kiner. Thirty-three decision in all are listed and summarized.