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Trans Woman Imprisoned in Illinois Seeks Emergency Court Order to Protect Her From Ongoing Abuse and RetaliationTrans Woman Imprisoned in Illinois Seeks Emergency Court Order to Protect Her From Ongoing Abuse and Retaliation

Press Releases & Statements—The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and the Uptown People’s Law Center have asked the federal court for an emergency order to protect Strawberry Hampton (incarcerated under the… Continue

MacArthur Justice Center, SPLC Sue City of Corinth and Judge for Running Debtors’ PrisonMacArthur Justice Center, SPLC Sue City of Corinth and Judge for Running Debtors’ Prison

Press Releases & Statements—The City of Corinth, Mississippi and Municipal Court Judge John C. Ross are operating a modern-day debtors’ prison, unlawfully jailing poor people for their inability to pay bail and fines,… Continue

MacArthur Justice Center Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Gretna, Louisiana for Using “Mayor’s Court” as Modern Day Debtor’s Prison to Balance BooksMacArthur Justice Center Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Gretna, Louisiana for Using “Mayor’s Court” as Modern Day Debtor’s Prison to Balance Books

Press Releases & Statements—The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center has filed a federal class action targeting the Mayor’s Court of Gretna, Louisiana for its inherent financial conflict of interest and focus on… Continue

Important Prisoners' Rights Decision by Tenth CircuitImportant Prisoners' Rights Decision by Tenth Circuit

Press Releases & Statements—Important victory for prisoners’ rights to access the court system handed down by Tenth Circuit. The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) is the 1996 federal law, which governs how an individual… Continue

Amicus Brief Opposing Trump's Muslim Ban Filed in Fourth CircuitAmicus Brief Opposing Trump's Muslim Ban Filed in Fourth Circuit

Press Releases & Statements—Legal challenge to President Trump's Muslim Ban continues. MacArthur Justice Center again filed amicus brief, the detailed record of President Trump's hatred towards Muslims, in the Fourth Circuit.