Daily Archives: April 23, 2015

Reclaiming Courtroom Space for the Community

By Michael Grinthal* If in the last 45 years you have read a law review article about, attended a conference on, or taken a course about lawyering for social change, then you’ve come across the phrase “community lawyering” (or “rebellious lawyering,” or “critical lawyering,”[1] or “law and organizing”). The meaning of community lawyering can sometimes…

Court Demands More Monkey Business

By Matthew Skurnik* On Monday, in what animal rights activists are calling a first of its kind ruling, a New York state trial court issued an order to show cause in a habeas corpus proceeding on behalf of two chimpanzees being held for research at Stony Brook University. In granting the order, the court demanded…

Conservative Judicial Activism: The Politicization of the Supreme Court Under Chief Justice Roberts

To mark the release of Volume 9.1, Notice & Comment will be highlighting each of the articles in its own blog post. Today’s featured article: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s Conservative Judicial Activism: The Politicization of the Supreme Court Under Chief Justice Roberts. Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) writes: A troubling and unmistakable trend has developed over several decades, and accelerated in…

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