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Obama Does Congress' Job on Immigration, Court Reform Next?

Sara Warner | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

President Obama on Thursday made it clear that, if a gridlocked Congress won't do its job on immigration reform, he will do that job himself. Now we should hope that he can also turn attention to an immigration challenge that falls under his own branch of government: immigration courts.

'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.

Asbestos Litigation Summit Tackles Issues of Trust

Sara Warner | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

The insular and well-heeled world of American asbestos litigation is gathering atop San Francisco's Nob Hill this week for what amounts to an annual current-events snapshot, and this year things may get a bit testy in the industry triangle of plaintiff attorneys, defense firms and insurance companies.

Call Me Juror No. 3

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Eva Moon

I've heard the complaints about jury duty -- about the boredom, being treated like idiots, ordered around and unappreciated. Maybe I was lucky, but I found the process fascinating.

Woman Wants $500 Billion For Towed Car

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.08.2012 | Weird News

Here's the plan: We go to court for our towed car and we demand... $500 BILLION! Michelle Mathis is no Dr. Evil, but she is hell-bent on compensati...

Rebuilding Justice

Rebecca Love Kourlis | Posted 12.24.2011 | Denver
Rebecca Love Kourlis

The civil justice system is in jeopardy. It is overloaded, bogged down, politicized and inaccessible. And -- it is now woefully underfunded.

Cash-Strapped

USA Today | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. – Programs that provide free legal aid to the poor are laying off employees, cutting services and increasingly turning away people wh...