Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Moves to Dismiss Cases because ATF Discriminated on the Basis of Race

Law School Communications
September 24, 2016

The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic has filed Motions to Dismiss for Racially Selective Law Enforcement in three federal criminal cases in Chicago, and plans to file such motions in at least seven more cases over the next month.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Judith Miller and Eugene Haywood at the White House

April 6, 2016

Following the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic's victory in the case of Eugene Haywood, who served nearly fifteen years of his mandatory life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime when President Barack Obama commuted his sentence, Haywood and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Judith Miller visited the Whi

Fighting Mandatory Minimums

Claire Stamler-Goody
Law School Communications
February 26, 2016

The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic’s victory in the case of Eugene Haywood brought attention to the need for sentencing reform.

Eugene Haywood—a client of the Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic (FCJC)—had served nearly fifteen years of his mandatory life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime when President Barack Obama commuted his sentence.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Judith Miller on Mandatory Minimums and Clemency for Client Eugene Haywood

The Case of Eugene Haywood: Why it's Time to Scrap Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Judith P. Miller
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2015

President Barack Obama just granted clemency to my client Eugene Haywood on Dec. 18. Haywood has served 14 years of a mandatory sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent drug crime.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Client Granted Clemency by President

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
December 18, 2015

President Obama today granted clemency to Eugene Haywood, a client of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Haywood was serving a mandatory minimum life sentence for a non-violent drug offense he committed in 2001.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller
Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Erica Zunkel

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Defends Alleged Police Impersonator Using a Free Speech Defense

Alleged Police Impersonator's Defense: The Constitution Allows It
Frank Main
Chicago Sun-Times
October 18, 2015

University of Chicago attorneys are urging a judge to throw out federal charges against a south suburban man accused of impersonating a deputy U.S. marshal, saying in a novel argument that he was engaging in protected free speech.

University of Chicago attorneys are urging a judge to throw out federal charges against a south suburban man accused of impersonating a deputy U.S. marshal, saying in a novel argument that he was engaging in protected free speech.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller
Faculty: 
Erica Zunkel

Siegler Argues Before Seventh Circuit Sitting En Banc

Law School Communications
June 5, 2015

Clinical Professor Alison Siegler, who runs the Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, delivered an oral argument before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals sitting en banc on Wednesday, giving what her colleague Judith Miller called a “virtuoso performance” in U.S. v. Paul Davis, Jr., one of the clinic’s “fake stash house” cases.

Clinical Professor Alison Siegler, who runs the Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, delivered an oral argument before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals sitting en banc on Wednesday, giving what her colleague Judith Miller called a “virtuoso performance” in U.S. v.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
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