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Newsletter Articles From 2019

The census citizenship question By Bhavani Raveendran June 2019 In April, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether the district court erred in enjoining the secretary of the Department of Commerce from reinstating a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
Chair’s column By Kathryn E. Eisenhart March 2019 A note from the chair, Kathryn E. Eisenhart.
ConTextos provides creative outlet for pre-trial detainees By Ronald S. Langacker March 2019 One of the objectives of the human rights movement is to reinforce that every individual deserves protections, while concurrently finding a way to balance the individual’s needs against the needs of a criminal justice system that protects society at large.
Meet the section council By Kathryn E. Eisenhart June 2019 A spotlight on Kathryn E. Eisenhart, chair of the Human Rights Law Section Council.
Review of ‘Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law’ by Preet Bharara By Kathryn E. Eisenhart June 2019 A review of Preet Bharara's book on justice based on his experiences as a U.S. attorney.
Timbs v. Indiana: U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously it’s unconstitutional for states to impose excessive fines By Ronald S. Langacker March 2019 Civil forfeiture clauses are common in many states, which sometimes rely on them as a revenue stream for local police departments. However, this creates an incentive for law enforcement to selectively make arrests based upon the potential funding. Timbs v. Indiana puts an effective end to this practice.
Wondering what your section council is up to? Find out at our next meeting March 2019 Please join us at the next ISBA Human Rights Council Business Meeting as we review section business, discuss legislative updates, and discuss future events.