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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.

Jesse Hazelip's "Mark of Cain" at Known Gallery Highlights Prison Injustice

Lisa Derrick | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Transitioning into galleries, he continues to use wheat paste and paint public space, running his own "ad campaigns" with graffiti and posters to reach as many free minds as possible.

Lights, Camera, Justice: If Only the Los Angeles Court System Were More Like Judge Judy

Steve Bevilacqua | Posted 09.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Steve Bevilacqua

Is a Hollywood soundstage the best place to find true justice in Los Angeles? Based on my legal experience, both real and televised, the answer is a resounding yes.

Jury Duty: To Sit or Not to Sit, That's the Question

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

I have picked hundreds of juries in my 24 years in the prosecutors office, and I can tell you that the attitude among jurors has changed over the last 10 years.

The Best States To Sue A Company

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Michael B. Sauter and Samuel Weigley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: According to the in-house lawyers of America’s biggest companies, the court system is making things easier for them. The U.S. Ch...

It's Time for Timely Justice -- Or No Justice for All

Anthony V. Curto | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Anthony V. Curto

The civil justice system today -- whether dealing with simple or complex matters -- takes so long and costs so much that it no longer serves as an effective tool in regulating society's legal matters.

Who Will Republicans Choose When It Comes to the Nation's Courts?

April Carson | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
April Carson

The battle over Mr. Cordray's nomination is over. It is time for Senate Republicans to take up the business of the nation's courts and address the nearly 200 million Americans living in jurisdictions with courts unable to function as designed.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Dan Persons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

In the new documentary The Interrupters, director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz follow several members of CeaseFire as they attempt to defuse conflicts before they occur.

N.J. Supreme Court Orders Changes To Use Of Eyewitness Evidence

AP | BETH DeFALCO | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's highest court ordered changes Wednesday to the way eyewitness identifications are used, saying the current system i...

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: The Time that Remains and If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

How about a little international perspective? We've got interviews with two directors whose latest films deliver gripping, cinematically daring glimpses into worlds rarely examined from our side.

Protections of Justice System Should Apply to Us All, Even Non-English Speakers

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

With more than 176 different languages and dialects spoken in the United States, we still have a long way to go to assure full support for all legal Limited English Proficiency defendants in court cases.

Mighty Movie Podcast Special: Jeffrey Tambor and Thane Rosenbaum on ...And Justice for All

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

When you're offered the opportunity to talk with Jeffrey Tambor -- a.k.a Hank Kingsley, a.k.a. George Bluth Sr, a.k.a. Sid Garner for those who really...

Mighty Movie Podcast: David Michod on Animal Kingdom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Finally, the family film we've been waiting for this summer. Okay, that's an obvious joke, sorry. Animal Kingdom is about a family, but one that, if ...

What You Won't See in the New Denver Justice Center

James Mejia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
James Mejia

This month, the Denver Justice Center will open its doors. What you will see from outside the buildings is impressive, but what you don't see is even more admirable.

LA Court System In Financial Crisis, Closing Court Rooms

AP | PAUL ELIAS and LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Judicial Council on Friday overwhelmingly rejected a plea from Los Angeles' top judge for an emergency cash infus...

Liberation's Forge: Kate Davis & David Heilbroner on Stonewall Uprising

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Davis and Heilbroner rally some great eyewitness interviews and manage to put the story in context with considerable footage from news shows and "educational" films.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Juan Jose Campanella on 2010 Foreign Language Oscar Winner The Secret in Their Eyes

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Seems to be some confusion about the title of this. For the record, according to the front page of the production notes, it's The Secret in Their Eyes...

Mighty Movie Podcast: It's Beautiful, Now It's Mine: The Art of the Steal Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

At one point in the new film The Art of the Steal, one of the people protesting the moving of Dr. Albert Barnes' art collection (Picasso, Modigliani, ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Family Crash: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher on October Country

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A tangent here, but stick with me: At the beginning of the animated film, My Neighbors the Yamatas, director Isao Takahata envisions the world of his ...