Systemic Justice Advisor

The amazing Lydia Edwards, a member of our Board of Advisers, has announced her candidacy for the Massachusetts State Senate.  She writes: “I want to advocate for the working families of Boston, Cambridge, Revere and Winthrop. I’ve already begun this

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

From Today’s New York Times, an article about the important work that Alec Karakatsanis and his colleagues (with the assistance of several HLS students) have been doing to fight systemic injustice around the country. In January, Christy Dawn Varden was

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

Systemic Justice Project Advisory Board Member Alec Karakatsanis shared with us news of the today’s federal district court decision by Judge Myron Thompson (Middle District of Alabama) declaring the use of secured bail to be unconstitutional when used without an