2013 Archive

Prisoners’ Rights to Free Speech

In the fall of 2013, the Clinic co-counseled with attorneys at the Texas Civil Rights Project and the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) to represent Prison Legal News, a project of HRDC that publishes a monthly legal journal for prisoners. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Antonio, alleged that Comal County Jail violated […]

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Students travel all over the world on behalf of Human Rights Clinic

During the fall semester of 2013, eight students travelled on behalf of the Human Rights Clinic.  The Clinic sent three students to Brownsville, Texas to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, three students to Panama, and two students to Argentina. The students who visited Brownsville and the U.S.-Mexico border went there to meet with (among others) Dr. […]

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Civil Rights Clinic Students with Supervising Constitutional Rights at the Border

In the fall of 2013, the Clinic partnered with the ACLU of Texas to research legal questions, including Fourth Amendment protection for searches and seizures at the border and First Amendment rights to film law enforcement officers. Using this research, Clinic students drafted know-your-rights materials.

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