Anticipated Changes to Child Support Enforcement Guidelines

The Obama administration reportedly plans to make changes to regulatory rules governing child support obligations of incarcerated parents. The rule changes are designed to prevent large debt accumulation and ease the re-entry of parents upon release so they can fully meet parental responsibilities after prison. The proposed rule change would require states to allow parents to lower their support payments… Read more →

Media Advisory: Historic Lawsuit Challenges Practice of Jailing People Too Poor to Pay Bond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2016 Press Conference: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9:00AM Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law 375 E. Chicago Ave., 8th floor, Chicago, IL 60611 Contacts: Alexa Van Brunt, MacArthur Justice Center: 312-503-1336, a-vanbrunt [at] law [dot] northwestern [dot] edu Max Suchan, Chicago Community Bond Fund: 773-551-2353, max [at] chicagobond [dot] org Historic Lawsuit Challenges Practice of… Read more →

ACS Panel on Judicial Diversity

Staff attorney Elizabeth Monkus participated in a panel discussion with Justice Mary Jane Theis and Circuit Court judges Patrice Ball-Reed and Rossana Fernandez at the American Constitution Society’s first Midwest Convening on Saturday, October 15. The panel discussed diversity on the bench and The Gavel Gap report, released by ACS in July of this year. The conversation was lively and engaging.… Read more →