Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MFIA, CRIT Sue Government Over Clinical Trial Data

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic has filed suit against the federal government asking agencies to comply with their legal obligations to notify the public of researchers’ failure to report clinical trial results on

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

WIRAC Helps Reunite Two Immigrant Families

Two families that had been forcibly separated and detained for weeks have been reunited after a successful legal challenge by Yale Law School’s Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) and Connecticut Legal Services.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Immigrant Children, Parents Reunified In Connecticut, But What's Next?

Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad and Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 are quoted in a report on the reunification of two children and their parents who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The children were represented by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic and CT Legal Services. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Prosecutor: 2 immigrant children to be reunited with parents

Hannah Schoen ’19 is quoted in a story about the release of two children being held in Connecticut and a reunion with their parents after being separated at the U.S. border. The children are being represented by the Connecticut Legal Services and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Government Releases Immigrant Children Held in Connecticut

On July 16, the government filed a notice in federal court promising to release 9-year-old JSR and 14-year-old VFB from custody, grant parole to their detained parents, and reunite the children and their parents on parole.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules

Clinical Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 is quoted in an article about the impact of probation on substance abusers.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Report Published on Yemeni American Families Stranded in Djibouti Due to Travel Ban

In a new report titled “Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of Waivers and Mass Denials from Yemeni-American Families Stuck in Limbo,” the Rule of Law Clinic and the Center for Constitutional Rights document the Travel Ban’s impact on families.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Editorial: Connecticut should end practice of ‘prison gerrymandering’

Ashley Hall ’19 is quoted in an editorial in support of a lawsuit filed last month by the NAACP and the Rule of Law Clinic charging the Connecticut with prison gerrymandering.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Federal Judge Holds Forcible Separation of Immigrant Children Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge Victor Bolden declared unconstitutional the federal government’s forcible separation of two immigrant children from their parents, and ordered the government to take immediate steps to ameliorate the grave harm it has caused.

Friday, July 13, 2018

UPDATED: Detention of Immigrant Children in Conn. Custody Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Connecticut ruled that the separation of two children taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border is unconstitutional. The case was argued in court by Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08. Hannah Schoen ’19 and Carolyn O’Connor ’18, with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, are quoted.