2015 Archive

Ending Debtors’ Prisons in Texas

The Clinic is co-counseling with the Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDJ) and Susman Godfrey LLP to represent Austin-area residents who face jail time for petty misdemeanors, solely because they lack the ability to pay. We represent two plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenging the Austin Municipal Court’s policies and practices of failing to determine […]

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Border Patrol Use of Excessive Force

The Clinic is co-counseling with the ACLU of Texas, to represent a U.S. citizen who was subjected to excessive force by an officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) during a search of her vehicle in Brownsville. The Bivens lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Brownsville, alleges that the CBP official violated her […]

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