Caucus Issue Will Salute CBC, Hill Staffers, Top Lobbyists

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When September arrives in Washington, D.C., it’s Caucus Season! On September 24th, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will convene its 44th Annual Legislative Conference. The ALC is the the premier conference on legislative and policy … Read More

New report calls for reform of D.C.’s use of adult incarceration against youth

A new report by DC Lawyers for Youth and the Campaign for Youth Justice calls for juvenile justice reforms in D.C. and nationally.

A new report released by the DC Lawyers for Youth and the Campaign for Youth Justice “Capital City Correction: Reforming DC’s Use of Adult Incarceration Against Youth” calls for an end to the indiscriminate practice of sending youth in the District of Columbia to adult jails, without the consideration of what the report points out are larger implications of adult pre-trial confinement. Read More

Judge makes history when she overturns Va. same-sex marriage ban

On Thursday Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia made history when she overturned the state of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. It was a landmark decision which was much heralded as it marked the first time a same-sex marriage ban imposed by a Southern state had been overturned. Read More