News & Commentary

Remembering Muhammad Salah

By: Michael E. Deutsch  This originally was published in The Electronic Intifada on April  26, 2016. My friend and client Muhammad Salah died on Sunday aged 62, after suffering from cancer for several years. I had the great privilege and honor, along with Erica Thompson, of more »

People’s Law Office Wins Jury Verdict in Police Shooting Case

On March 30, 2016, a federal jury found in favor of Paul Washington on his malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims after six days of trial in a police shooting case. In October of 2009, Mr. Washington more »

Historic Reparations Payments Begin

Good news from CTJM! Today the City of Chicago began the process of disbursing financial reparations in the Burge torture cases. 57 living survivors of police torture perpetuated by those working at the behest of disgraced former Commander Jon Burge more »

People’s Law Office is now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 Internship

People’s Law Office is accepting applications for our 2016 summer internship and educational program, which focuses on civil rights litigation rooted in social justice and radical legal work.  Interns will participate in a wide range of litigation-related work and will be exposed to more »

“Meeting a Man Like That, You Can’t Help Wanting to Do More”: A Visit With Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Oscar López Rivera has served 34 years in US prisons for seditious conspiracy – in other words, for his commitment to the independence of Puerto Rico – though he wasn’t convicted of hurting or killing anyone. Since 1898, when the more »
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