Mandel Clinic

Craig Futterman on the Lack of Trust Between Black Communities and Police

Police Body Cameras in Action: What Chicago Can Learn from Arizona
WGN
February 4, 2015

Chicago Police are now testing 30 cameras in a pilot program.  But, as WGN’s Gaynor Hall reports, there’s nothing simple about adding this equipment to the uniform.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Brian Citro: A Role for Human Rights in the Climate Engineering Debate?

A Role for Human Rights in the Climate Engineering Debate?
Brian Citro
Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment
February 10, 2015

As the reality of climate engineering (CE) seems to draws nearer, questions about governance, coordination and accountability loom large.

As the reality of climate engineering (CE) seems to draws nearer, questions about governance, coordination and accountability loom large. Leaving aside critical concerns about effective and responsible CE research and experimentation for a moment, I’d like to address a number of broad-ranging and interrelated questions: How do we ensure decision-making processes are inclusive and transparent?

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Alison Siegler on 'Highly Unusual' Mass Dismissals of Major Stash House Charges

Prosecutor Drops Toughest Charges in Chicago Stings That Used Fake Drugs
Erik Eckholm
The New York Times
February 3, 2015

“In my experience, it is highly unusual to see the en masse dismissals of the major charge in a big group of similar cases,” said Alison Siegler, the director of the federal criminal justice clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and a co-counsel in four of the cases.

In a partial retreat from drug prosecutions that spurred a national debate over possible entrapment and racial profiling, the federal prosecutor in Chicago has dropped the most serious charges against 27 defendants who were caught in so-called

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Gets Charges Dropped in Stash House Cases

Chicago Prosecutors Quietly Drop Charges Tied to Drug Stash House Stings
Annie Sweeney and Jason Meisner
Chicago Tribune
January 29, 2015

Federal prosecutors in Chicago have quietly dropped narcotics conspiracy charges against more than two dozen defendants accused of ripping off drug stash houses as part of controversial undercover stings that have sparked allegations across the country of entrapment and racial profiling.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Police Accountability Clinic: Victory on CPD Release of Abusive Officer Lists

July 30, 2014

Seven years ago, the University of Chicago Law School’s Mandel Clinic successfully represented Diane Bond, a public housing tenant repeatedly abused by a team of gang tactical officers at the Stateway Gardens development.  

Police Accountability Clinic: CPD Releases Lists of Officers Charged With Repeated Abuse

CPD Releases Lists of Officers Charged With Repeated Abuse
Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic
The University of Chicago Law School
July 30, 2014

Seven years ago, the University of Chicago Law School’s Mandel Clinic successfully represented Diane Bond, a public housing tenant repeatedly abused by a team of gang tactical officers at the Stateway Gardens development.  

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Sean Helle

Lecturer in Law and Abrams Environmental Clinic Fellow

Siegler on MSNBC: ATF Targeting of Minorities in Sting Operations

Report suggests ATF targeting minorities in sting operations
Jose Diaz Balart
MSNBC
July 22, 2014

Professor Alison Siegler appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to speak with host Jose Diaz Balart.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

Futterman on New Transparency in Chicago Police Abuse Allegations

Police Abuse Allegations Finally Go Public
Craig Futterman, Jamie Kalven, Jon Loevy and Flint Taylor
Chicago Sun-Times
July 18, 2014

We stand at a watershed in the long history of efforts to address patterns of police abuse in Chicago. On March 10, the state appellate court held in Kalven v. Chicago that documents bearing on allegations of police misconduct are public information.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
Faculty: 
Jon Loevy