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News & World Report published an op-ed by ACLU Deputy Legal Director Vanita Gupta on the recent spate of state proposals to require drug testing of individuals receiving many forms of public assistance. [read post]
4 Mar 2015, 3:49 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
”  “While the findings in Ferguson are very serious and the list of needed changes is long, the record of the Civil Rights Division’s work with police departments across the country shows that if the Ferguson Police Department truly commits to community policing, it can restore the trust it has lost,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division. [read post]
14 Oct 2015, 10:40 am by Joseph Fishkin
--Urja Mittal, Lina Khan, Jake Struebing, and Brian HighsmithFriday, October 162:15pm-3:00pm - Opening Keynote: Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta3:05pm-4:20pm - Panel 1: Economic Inequality as a Threat to DemocracyJacob Hacker, James Kwak, Jedediah Purdy, Wendy WeiserThis panel will discuss the ways that extreme inequality strains -- and perhaps even precludes -- democratic practice. [read post]
13 Mar 2021, 1:07 pm by Victoria Gallegos
  Sewell shared a livestream of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nominations of Lisa Monaco and Vanita Gupta to serve as top officials in the Justice Department. [read post]
16 Sep 2021, 1:10 pm by Christiana Wayne
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta said during the press conference announcing the review, “The Civil Rights Act’s Title VI guarantees equal opportunity and full participation in federally-funded programs. [read post]
17 Mar 2016, 3:25 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
"DOJ critical of using arrest warrants for collectionsI'm thrilled to see my old pal Vanita Gupta at the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department targeting excessive fines and fees and debtors' prison policies. [read post]
19 Apr 2013, 1:35 pm by Alex Vitrak
A group of criminal justice researchers and reform advocates, including the ACLU’s Vanita Gupta and Kara Dansky, released a paper this week proposing a revitalized model for justice reinvestment—the strategy of reducing prison populations through policy reform and using the cost savings to invest in high-incarceration communities to make them safer, stronger, and more equitable. [read post]
18 Nov 2015, 7:27 am by Gritsforbreakfast
That's a common denominator in a large proportion of false convictions which result in exonerations.The DissentersHere's an interesting piece on the politics of judicial dissents.Cry me a river: PDs grouse about federal consent decreesThe Washington Post and PBS Frontline examined major DOJ interventions at police departments in a story which finds our old pal Vanita Gupta called to account for agency actions taken years before she assumed control of the Civil Rights… [read post]
15 Oct 2019, 5:48 am by Josh Blackman
Saenz (MALDEF), Cecillia Wang (ACLU), Current/Former Government Officers: Xavier Becerra (California AG), Sharon Block (one of the three NLRB appointments at issue in Noel Canning), Vanita Gupta (Former Obama DOJ), Lawrence Krasner (Philadelphia DA), Catharine Lhamon (U.S. [read post]
15 Jul 2018, 7:50 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Ted Cruz to support the federal FIRST-STEP Act, which regrettably puts us at odds with some national reform groups like the ACLU and the Leadership Conference (now headed by our old pal Vanita Gupta, lately of Obama-Administration fame).Other #cjreformers like Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the #Cut50 campaign, and Right on Crime support the measure.Decision TimeAs Just Liberty's Policy Director, I had to make my own assessment. [read post]
11 May 2012, 2:09 pm by Suzanne Ito
The ACLU's Vanita Gupta and Inimai Chettiar talk about how the bill comes up short here, and the ACLU of Oklahoma's Executive Director Ryan Kiesel offers his criticisms of the bill here. [read post]
12 Apr 2010, 6:46 pm by Jeralyn
Vanita Gupta of the ACLU and Scott Bullock, a co-author of the report, write at HuffPo and the ACLU blog that it's time to end the abusive practices. [read post]
3 Jan 2023, 6:13 pm by Erica Blachman Hitchings
  In announcing the lawsuit, Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta did not mince words: In short, the government’s complaint alleges that, for years, AmerisourceBergen prioritized profits over its legal obligations and over Americans’ wellbeing. [read post]
27 Mar 2012, 9:23 am by Dan Markel
., Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School Vanita Gupta ('01), Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union Ketanji Brown Jackson, Vice Chair, United States Sentencing Commission Ronald Machen, United States Attorney, District of Columbia Glenn E. [read post]
13 May 2016, 6:02 am by SHG
Lhamon, the assistant secretary of education for civil rights, and Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. [read post]
5 Oct 2022, 4:30 am by Eric Segall
Lithwick writes the following about the march:Years later, when I told people that I felt bad for personally failing to take to the streets to protect the anti-racist counter protesters who stood up to white supremacists on August 12, I included the story about frantic calls to my big brother while I sobbed that there were Nazis parked on my sleepy residential street, and how I should have been out there slashing tires and punching fascists.The rest of the book tells the stories of remarkable women… [read post]
7 Mar 2023, 8:38 am by Gritsforbreakfast
I was part of a group of people who revived the ACLU in Texas after it had been dormant a number of years, and in 2000 we began organizing family members of the Tulia defendants to bring them to the capitol in Austin to push for drug-law reform.Along with Vanita Gupta, who at the time was a 26-year-old rookie and is now the #3 at the US Department of Justice, Jeff had taken on a civil suit on behalf of the Tulia defendants, and he was sure their family members were going to say… [read post]
8 May 2019, 12:30 pm
”- Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights “V-Day and One Billion Rising mourn the loss of Lenora Lapidus, fierce vagina warrior, who led the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU with brilliance, compassion, and devotion. [read post]