Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News
First Circuit Court remands case, agreeing with clinic arguments that summary judgment was inappropriate
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit agreed with an argument made in an amicus curiae brief filed by Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic when it recently remanded a case for a jury trial. The appeals court vacated the lower court’s summary judgment in Jones v.
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.
Clinic files amicus brief in First Circuit case on disenfranchised African American police officers in Boston
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.
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.
Civil Rights Clinic in the mix over debate on constitutionality of parts of the Immigration and Nationality Act
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.