Uses (and Misuses) of Amicus Briefs
The Whys, Whens, and Hows of Being a Friend of the Court
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IJ Senior Attorneys Robert McNamara and Paul Sherman discuss amicus briefs: what they are, where they came from, and how IJ—and others—use them for maximum impact.
January 20, 2022
Will the Supreme Court Limit Police Power to “Stop and Frisk”?
January 13, 2022
These Inspectors Think “Open for Business” Means “No Warrant Required”
In Ohio, wildlife inspectors think that the law gives them permission to come into private businesses without permission—no probable cause or warrant requiredRead More
January 05, 2022
When Can Your Past Bar You From a Job—And When Should It?
In Virginia, any one of 176 so-called barrier crimes can disqualify a person from work in certain occupations for life—no matter how old the conviction, how unrelated it is to the work the person desires to do, or how little it reflects the person’s fitness today. These laws kept IJ client Rudy Carey from fulfilling work as a substance abuse counselor for people he is uniquely fit to help. In today’s show, we talk about what happened to Rudy and how he is fighting against collateral consequences laws that are irrational and unjust.Read More
October 21, 2021
Grand Theft Auto in Wilmington, Delaware
How One City Cashes in on a Towing and Impound Racket
In Wilmington, Delaware, any car with more than $200 in outstanding fines can be towed by private towing companies. Vehicle owners have no way to […]Read More