2 years later, Laquan McDonald shooting leaves a trail of change
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.
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.
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.
The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?
Mark N. Templeton
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.
Law Prof and Journalist Team Up to Hold Police Accountable For Their Actions
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.