Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Siegler Discusses Fake Stash Houses on WBEZ's Morning Shift

Case goes after fake ‘stash houses’
The Morning Shift
May 22, 2014

Federal sting operations that lure suspects into robbing fictional drug "stash houses" may be biased in their targeting of racial minorities. Nearly 100 people have been charged with these crimes in the Chicago area in the last eight years and only eight of those people arrested were white. That's according to a case going in front of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Alison Siegler

Judith P. Miller

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Judith Miller is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Ms. Miller was a Trial Attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic -- Significant Accomplishments

November 5, 2013

Students in the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic had the unique opportunity to appear in federal court during a two-day suppression hearing in United States v. Abdulilah Al Mujahid, a gun possession case.

FCJC Testimony Goes Into Congressional Record

October 11, 2013

Written testimony that the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic submitted to Congress last month has officially become part of the Congressional record.

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Written Testimony on Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentences

September 17, 2013

Professor Alison Siegler provides this update on extremely exciting legislative advocacy undertaken by the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic:

Alison Siegler
Erica Zunkel

Alison Siegler Named Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow for 2014

August 30, 2013

On August 5, 2013, more than 235 Fellows, sponsors, nominators and guests gathered for our annual Recognition Ceremony at Jenner & Block.

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Alison Siegler

Siegler Discusses Sentencing Reform on WTTW's Chicago Tonight

Cutting Mandatory Minimums
Paul Caine
August 13, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a major shift in federal sentencing policy, calling on federal prosecutors to sidestep mandatory minimum sentences for low level, non-violent drug offenders.

Alison Siegler

Alison Siegler to Discuss DOJ's Proposed Reforms to Criminal Justice System

WTTW's Chicago Tonight
August 13, 2013

Updated: Video of Prof. Siegler's interview on Chicago Tonight is available here.

Alison Siegler

FCJC's Amicus Brief in Alleyne Helps Revolutionize Federal Sentencing Law

June 18, 2013

Yesterday, in Alleyne v. United States, No. 11-9335, the Supreme Court revolutionized federal sentencing law, overruling prior precedent to hold that the Sixth Amendment requires the facts that set mandatory minimum penalties to be charged in an indictment and proved beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury.

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