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MacArthur Justice Center St. Louis Turns 1 Year Old!
On Sunday, October 1, 2017, the MacArthur Justice Center’s St. Louis office celebrated it’s one year anniversary. Hosted at the UrbArts Gallery, surrounded by friends, clients, allies,…
Missouri Prison Officials Sued for Punishing Inmates Who Seek to Disclose Misconduct; Speak to Lawyers
The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center (MJC) filed suit on behalf of Missouri inmates retaliated against for accessing the prison grievance process, conferring with counsel regarding…
MacArthur Justice Center Statement on St. Louis Protests Following Jason Stockley’s not guilty verdict
MacArthur Justice Center Stands with St. Louis Protesters - Both in the Streets and in the Courts - Until Justice is Served
MacArthur Justice Center Takes Missouri Prison and Parole System to Task Again – Sues Over State’s Failure to Provide Process or Lawyers before Revoking Parole
The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis (MJC-STL) filed a federal class action lawsuit yesterday in the Western District of Missouri, alleging the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and its…
MacArthur Justice Center Sues St. Louis City Officials for Ignoring Request for Public Records Related to Arrest and Prosecution of Peaceful Protesters
MJC-STL lawsuit cites concerns over lack of transparency in policing, prosecution, and processing of St. Louis City Municipal Court matters.
Class Action Certified Against Missouri Department of Corrections for Denial of Care for Detainees with Chronic Hepatitis C
A federal judge has certified that a lawsuit challenging the Missouri Department of Corrections’ (MDOC) systematic denial of medication to inmates with chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) can move…
Amicus Brief Challenges Constitutionality of St. Louis County Ordinance Used to Punish Ferguson Protesters and Reporters
The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis argues the County's "Interfering with an Officer Ordinance" provision is outdated, unconstitutional and dangerous.
MacArthur Justice Center Sues St. Louis City Officials For Stonewalling After Another Workhouse Death
ST. LOUIS - The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center (MJC) has sued the City of St. Louis for its failure to provide records and reports relating to the mysterious death of Justin Ratcliff,…
Missouri Parole Board Sidesteps Professional Responsibilities in Favor of "Parole Bingo"
Leading civil rights law firm exposes evidence of repeated instances of willful misconduct, disregard of professional duties, and blatant disrespect for justice system proceedings; calls for Gov.…
MacArthur Justice Center Challenges Arbitrary Practices of Missouri Parole Board that Fail to Remedy Unlawful Death Behind Bars Sentences for Children
MJC-STL and Husch Blackwell Urge Meaningful Opportunity for Release for Juveniles
MacArthur Justice Center Seeks Greater Transparency Around Missouri Supreme Court’s Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission
Today the MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis filed a Sunshine request with the Missouri Supreme Court seeking all records relating to the work of the Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission in order…
Favorable Ruling for Missouri Inmates Challenging Lack of Treatment for Hepatitis C
A judge has rejected arguments made by the Missouri Department of Corrections seeking to throw out a lawsuit regarding the department’s inhumane treatment of inmates suffering from Hepatitis C.…
MacArthur Justice Center and Allies Sue Missouri Over Disastrous Public Defender System
The MacArthur Justice Center and allies sue after Missouri fails to provide adequate legal representation to tens of thousands.
MacArthur Justice Center Again Challenges MDOC Practices, Argues Parole Proceedings for Juveniles Are Unconstitutional
The MacArthur Justice Center in St. Louis (MJC-STL) has filed a lawsuit alleging the Missouri Department of Corrections’ (MDOC) parole system violates the constitutional rights of youthful…
The MacArthur Justice Center and the ACLU File Lawsuit Challenging MODOC’s Lack of Hepatitis C Treatment.
The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis and the ACLU of Missouri file lawsuit challenging Missouri Department of Corrections’ lack of life-saving Hepatitis C treatment.
MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis Takes on MDOC Practices, Challenges Failure to Consider Medical Parole for Dying Inmates
The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis takes on Missouri Department of Corrections practices and challenges its failure to consider medical parole for dying inmates.
MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis and Partners Issue Statement on the Killings of Terrence Crutcher and Keith Scott
MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis and Partners Issue Statement on the Killings of Terrence Crutcher and Keith Scott
Federal Appeals Court Orders Disclosure of Missouri's Lethal Injection Methods
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to overrule U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough's decision ordering the Missouri Department of Corrections to disclose information about its use of…
MacArthur Justice Center, National Association for Public Defense, and Others Urge an End to Constructive Denial of Counsel in Capital Cases
The nation’s three leading criminal defense associations and a premier non-profit civil rights law firm are urging the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to overturn a federal…
MacArthur Justice Center, One of Nation’s Premier Civil Rights Law Firms, Opens Office in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS – The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, a public interest law firm that advocates for human rights and social justice through litigation, has opened an office in St.…
Federal Court Clears Path for Disclosure of Missouri Lethal Injection Methods
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough of the Western District of Missouri has denied a motion filed by the Missouri Department of Corrections to quash a deposition and subpoena…
St. Clair County Sued Again Over Another Jail Suicide
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Approximately five hours after telling his jailers that he intended to kill himself and being told “whatever, do what you want to do,” Bradley C. Scarpi was…
Lawsuit Alleges St. Clair County Sheriff’s Officers Refused to Care for Suicidal Man Causing his Death
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department officers exposed a man living with mental illness to filthy, overcrowded living conditions; held him in isolation; beat him;…