A judge on March 24 granted preliminary approval of a $1.7 million settlement in a widely publicized class-action lawsuit against the city of Ferguson for charging court fees alleged to generate profit for the municipality at the expense of public ...Read More »
The city of Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused its municipal court of charging illegal court fees, attorneys involved in the case said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday approved a preliminary ...Read More »
Several courts and public legal organizations across Missouri and beyond have taken steps, including suspending jury trials and high-volume dockets, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a federal court ruling that had limited cash bail practices in the city of St. Louis. The Feb. 28 ruling doesn’t end the underlying class-action constitutional challenge, but it vacated ...Read More »
The man at the center of a precedent-setting Missouri Supreme Court decision on board bills has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the county that charged him for his incarceration and jailed him again when he could not pay those ...Read More »
ArchCity Defenders, the St. Louis-based civil rights law firm, marked its 10th anniversary in November 2019. As its staff and supporters looked back at its milestones of the past decade, they pointed to the contributions of Blake A. Strode as ...Read More »
As ArchCity Defenders prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend, its mission has expanded but its original goals — to prevent and end homelessness — remain at its core, Executive Director Blake Strode said. Attorneys Thomas Harvey, Michael-John Voss ...Read More »
ArchCity Defenders, a nonprofit civil-rights law firm based in St. Louis, was presented with the 2018 Thomas Merton Award during the Thomas Merton Center’s 46th annual celebration held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The award honors those whose work for peace and ...
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