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2015's Top 5 Civil Justice Issues

Sara Warner | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

Based on a survey of National Courts Monitor contributors and our best-guess analysis, the topic of "immigration courts" is a runaway winner for our "Tipping Points" civil justice issue for 2015, but we find some space for other concerns. Here's our top five emerging civil justice issues for 2015.

'Kafka's' Immigration Trials Spark State and National Response

Sara Warner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Those media images of children being held in prison-like camps and facing Justice Department judges without legal help may have shown some of America at its worst, but we have also become a nation in response.

Immigration 'Court' Reform More About Justice Than Immigration

Sara Warner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

President Obama may have "delayed" his promise for major immigration reform to accommodate the politics of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, but there remains an opportunity for massive improvement to the immigration "court" system. The reason that such measures can gain consensus support is the same reason that "court" must be in quotation marks.

Addicted Republicans Wage War on Latino Voters

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Republicans really can't help themselves -- when they see an opportunity to irritate the Latino electorate, they go for it with gusto.

Roque Planas

Here's How The U.S. Sparked A Refugee Crisis On The Border, In 8 Simple Steps

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 11.05.2014 | Latino Voices

The 57,000 children from Central America who have streamed across the U.S.-Mexico border this year were driven in large part by the United States itse...