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Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News

Penelope Scudder | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic earned a significant and precedential victory on Nov. 8 when a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit issued a decision agreeing with the clinic’s argument that section 16(b) of Title 18 of the United States Code, which defines a “crime of violence,” is unconstitutionally vague.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Students in Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic are weighing in on important issues in the field of disparate impact in law enforcement in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit. In Ronnie Jones, et al. v.
Penelope Scudder | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Third-year Penn State Law student Penelope Scudder had a rare opportunity on April 5 when she argued a case against the U.S. Department of Justice before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, garnering praise from the judges and opposing counsel for her performance and preparation in the case.
Clinic work session | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – After being appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to represent a client who is fighting deportation, students in Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic find themselves in the center of a constitutional challenge to part of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that is likely to land in the lap of the Supreme Court.

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