by Rick Campanelli
It is Good Friday.
The American Bar Association (ABA) has issued a Memorandum for proposed changes to several Standards, among them being a proposal to amend Standard 303 to include the requirement that all law schools shall provide training and education to law students on “bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism” (1) at the start of the program of legal education, and (2) at least once a
God commanded His people: "Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits" (Exodus 23:6). But what if the poor can’t even get their day in court? For most of the poor in the U.S. today, justice is denied even before a lawsuit begins because they can’t afford to initiate or defend a lawsuit.
If you have kept up with recent news you may be aware that the current powers that be in Washington, D.C. have their sights set on the Equality Act.
CLS’ Kim Colby has a lot to say about the Equality Act, including calling it "an unqualified disaster for all Americans' religious
freedom" in an article in the Spring 2021 issue of CLS’ The Christian Lawyer magazine.
On March 3, 2021, law school fellowships across the nation gathered virtually to welcome author Bob Goff for encouragement and inspiration.
Here is the testimony about the event and its planning by one of its organizers, Karisa You.
Thank you, Karisa, for sharing this beautiful story.
Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black stated in 1956, "There can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets depends on the amount of money he has." (Griffin v. Illinois.) More than a half century later, our justice system is arguably no better at providing a level playing field for the poor.
Many times, in our fight to defend Christians being persecuted for their exercise of religion, what is needed is someone willing to take a stand, seek counsel, and authorize a firm letter.
That is the case in this story in which CLS proudly stepped in for a group of Christians that spent time gathering at a park to talk about Jesus with others in the park. When police officers told them they could no longer meet in the park to talk about Jesus, CLS stepped up to defend their religious freedom to the city.