This is a republication of a post originally posted on December 26th 2014: Last week a South Carolina judge took the unprecedented step of vacating the 1944 conviction of a black 14-year-old boy, the youngest person executed in the United

Alec Karakatsanis (a member of our Board of Advisors) writes with news about a case that he helped spearhead in which a  federal judge in Georgia yesterday “granted a class-wide preliminary injunction forcing the City of Calhoun to end its

Matt Pawa will be speaking tomorrow (Wednesday) about the creative use of tort law to sue corporations for global warming. It should be a great presentation on both how to use litigation creatively to tackle systemic problems, and how to think

Alec Karakatsanis has yet another new debtor’s prison lawsuit, this time in Jackson, Mississippi. I think David Menschel tweets it well: Badass lawyer @equalityAlec sues yet another jurisdiction – this time Jackson, MS – over modern-day debtors’ prisons. No person has

This morning, Alec Karakatsanis and a team of Tennessee lawyers filed a class action civil rights debtors’ prison lawsuit in federal court in Nashville. The complaint alleges a systemic corruption, extortion, and racketeering conspiracy that has corrupted the basic delivery

An important op-ed by Systemic Justice Project Board of Advisors member Alec Karakatsanis on the way that political fear is preventing illegally sentenced prisoners from being released. There are many people like Mr. Gilbert in America’s federal prisons — people