Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rule of Law Clinic Files Amicus Brief on Climate Change

The Rule of Law Clinic filed an amicus brief on March 20, 2019 on behalf of former U.S. diplomats and government officials in City of Oakland v. BP p.l.c., a case currently pending before the Ninth Circuit.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Rule of Law Clinic Students Advocate for Voting Rights in CT Legislature

Yale Law School students in the Rule of Law Clinic filed written testimony on February 22, 2019 with the Connecticut General Assembly, urging the legislature to expand voting rights for formerly incarcerated people.

Monday, February 25, 2019

National Security Officials Issue Declaration Disputing National Emergency

Working with the Rule of Law Clinic, a bipartisan group of national security officials filed a declaration challenging the President's proclamation of a national emergency at the southern border.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Former senior national security officials to issue declaration on national emergency

The Washington Post reports on a bipartisan group of 58 former national security officials that issued a declaration today challenging the President’s proclamation of a national emergency at the southern border. The Rule of Law Clinic at YLS was involved in organizing the declaration.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Restrictions On Deployed U.S. Troop Data Could Put 2020 Census ‘At Risk’

NPR quotes Jeff Zalesin ’19 of the YLS Rule of Law Clinic about the accuracy of the 2020 Census. ROLC is representing the NAACP and other plaintiffs concerned about the Census Bureau’s preparations for the 2020 Census.

Monday, February 25, 2019

2020 Census Preparations Were Slowed By The Partial Government Shutdown

The YLS Rule of Law Clinic is mentioned in an NPR story about how preparations for the 2020 Census were slowed by the government shutdown. ROLC is representing the NAACP and other plaintiffs concerned about the Census Bureau’s 2020 Census preparations.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rule of Law Clinic and NAACP Win Prison Gerrymandering Victory

The Yale Law School Rule of Law Clinic, representing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the NAACP Connecticut State Conference and individual NAACP members, won a key ruling on February 19, 2019 that allows a federal lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s discriminatory practice known as “prison gerrymandering” to proceed.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Skullduggery TV: “Zucked”

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh appeared on Yahoo News’ Skullduggery TV podcast, where he spoke about the Rule of Law Clinic’s guide to the 25th Amendment.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

NAACP, ROLC Secure Agreement to Increase 2020 Census Transparency

The NAACP and ROLC secured a settlement in a FOIA lawsuit seeking records that shed light on preparations for the 2020 Census.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

NAACP Reaches FOIA Deal In 2020 Census Spat

Law360 reports that the NAACP closed a deal with the U.S. Department of Commerce to secure the release of documents related to the preparations for the 2020 census. The plaintiffs are represented by William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and students from the Rule of Law Clinic.