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ArchCity Defenders Files Civil Rights Claim on Behalf of Navy Veteran Featured in Department of Justice Report on Ferguson

August 1, 2017 ArchCity Defenders filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Ferguson alleging Constitutional violations of the 1st, 4th, and 14th Amendments on behalf of Fred Watson, a Navy...

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ArchCity Defenders Seeking Candidates for 2018-2020 Fellowships

June 27. 2017 ArchCity Defenders Law and Policy Fellowship Program Deadline: Friday, July 31st, 2017 ArchCity Defenders is pleased to invite applications for sponsorship of an Equal Justice Works,...

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Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards

June 20, 2017 On June 15th, ArchCity Defenders presented the first annual “Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards” to recognize, honor, and inspire in depth stories written about race, class,...

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ArchCity Defenders and St. Louis Action Council Partner in National Black Mama’s Bail Out Day

May 8, 2017 The need to radically transform the criminal legal system in order to end mass incarceration as well as other remaining vestiges of slavery, peonage, Jim Crow,...

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Statement on Ferguson Municipal Court Audit

April 26, 2017 The State Auditor’s report on the Ferguson Municipal Court affirms what we have heard our clients say for years: that the courts, police departments, and jails in St....

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ArchCity Defenders is Calling for Nominations for Their First Annual “Excellence in Poverty Journalism Award”

April 13, 2017 ArchCity Defenders announces its first annual “Excellence in Poverty Journalism Award” to honor journalists committed to reporting on poverty in St. Louis that highlights individual experiences...

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ArchCity Defenders and SLU Law Legal Clinic Hold City Accountable to Homeless Residents

April 7, 2017 ArchCity Defenders and the Saint Louis University Legal Clinics reached an agreement on behalf of people experiencing homelessness that requires the City of St. Louis to...

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ArchCity Defenders Announces Deadline for Jennings Class Members to Cash Settlement Checks

April 5, 2017 ArchCity Defenders encourages the remaining 34 class members from its federal class action lawsuit to cash their settlement checks by the upcoming deadline, Friday, April 14,...

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ArchCity Defenders and SLU Law Sue St. Louis City for Warehousing the Homeless in Uninhabitable Makeshift Shelter

March 31, 2017 City Plans to Relocate Approximately 150 Men to Forestry Division’s “Weed Control” Building St. Louis, Mo. (March 31) – ArchCity Defenders and Saint Louis University School...

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ArchCity Defenders Cautions Sessions’s Visit with Law Enforcement in St. Louis

March 31, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatens to destroy the reform efforts championed by his predecessor and create an environment in which police and courts can once again...

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