Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Perry v. Merit Services Protection Board that concurred with the arguments put forth by the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic in an amicus brief filed back in March.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In the nine years since Penn State Law professor Michael Foreman founded the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, the clinic has grown and tackled dozens of important civil rights cases—and right now is involved with three separate cases currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – When Professor Michael Foreman, director of the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, requested tickets for the clinic’s annual trip to the Supreme Court, he didn’t specify a particular day or case. Likewise, when the clinic filed an amicus brief before the court in March in Perry v.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- On April 6, the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed a Brief in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Carlton Baptiste, a 78-year-old New Jersey resident, in Sessions v. Baptiste.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Earlier this month, the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, urging the nation’s highest court to resolve a complex procedural issue surrounding the workplace rights of federal government workers.
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.