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Craig Futterman on the Laquan McDonald Video, Two Years Later

2 years later, Laquan McDonald shooting leaves a trail of change
Christy Gutowski
The Chicago Tribune
October 20, 2016

"I think the release of the video was a defining moment for the city," said Craig Futterman.

Two years ago, a white Chicago police officer fired 16 bullets at a black teenager in a fatal shooting captured on dashcam video that sparked outrage and reforms in a city that remains far from healed.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman at Chicago Ideas Week: A Tale of Two Constitutions

Chicago Ideas Week: Police experts tell a tale of two Constitutions
Ally Marotti
The Chicago Tribune
October 19, 2016

“They’re just everyday kids who live with the ever-present possibility of being stopped and frisked and being treated like a criminal,” he said.

Sometimes it seems like there are two U.S. Constitutions: The one applied in minority communities and the one Professor Craig Futterman teaches in his law classes at the University of Chicago.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman at Chicago Ideas Week - Policing: Force of the Future

Date: 
10.18.2016
Location: 
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Contact info (email or phone): 

312-906-7419

Over the last three years, the state of our country’s police force has become a national discussion. Now that cell phones double as a video cameras, incidents of violence perpetrated by police officers has become a regular part of our national conversation.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Brian Citro and Lecturer Anand Grover on Global Access To Medicines (Audio)

Declining Global Access To Medicines
WBEZ
October 3, 2016

They discuss what they call “groundbreaking litigation” in India and advocacy at the U.N. that may change things for the better.

Developing countries struggling to gain access to HIV/AIDS medications, rules within the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and EpiPen prices rising by 500 percent are just a few of the issues that make global access to medicine a growing crisis

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
Faculty: 
Anand Grover

Templeton: The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?

The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?
Mark N. Templeton
Forbes
September 30, 2016

The legal battle over the Obama administration’s cornerstone action to confront climate change, the Clean Power Plan, marked another milestone on Tuesday when opponents and supporters alike got their day in court in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

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 10 federal criminal cases in Chicago, on behalf of approximately 40 indigent defendants.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Craig Futterman: Chicago's New Police Accountability Plan a 'Recipe for Disaster'

September 1, 2016

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

“To fix what needs to be fixed, it takes resources. You need a floor of at least 1.5 percent of the Police Department budget. That’s more than two times the current budget of IPRA,” Futterman said.

Craig Futterman on the Impact of the Laquan McDonald Shooting Video Release (Video)

CPD Moves to Fire Cops in Laquan McDonald Case
All in with Chris Hayes
August 30, 2016

Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson filed administrative charges today against the officer who shot teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, along with four other officers involved in the incident.

Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson filed administrative charges today against the officer who shot teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, along with four other officers involved in the incident.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman Profiled in the ABA Journal

Law Prof and Journalist Team Up to Hold Police Accountable For Their Actions
Lydialyle Gibson
ABA Journal
September 1, 2016

Increasingly the litigation Futterman and his students work on is aimed at prying loose the long-shut files of the city of Chicago and the police department.

At the University of Chicago, Futterman takes on a handful of second- and third-year law students each year and coaches them through the work of real cases with flesh-and-blood clients: suits on behalf of people alleging police abuse and civil rights violations, criminal defense for people falsely arrested and accused.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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