Implementing the Rights Everyone Has

April 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Implementing the Rights Everyone Has

By Edward Eichler An impoverished young Cambodian boy attempts to steal a bicycle. He is arrested, tortured by the police, and ends up in prison. Under the law, he has certain rights, including the right to a defender. But in actuality, this boy has no lawyer to advise him and no way to know of […]

What About the Poor?

October 16, 2008 | Comments Off on What About the Poor?

Most everyone can agree that there have been several hot button issues during the course of this presidential debate.  From abortion to the economy, and the environment to the wars, the candidates have battled it out to prove to the American people that they will be best for the country. However, one major portion of […]

U.S. Mayors’ Taskforce on Poverty

March 22, 2007 | Comments Off on U.S. Mayors’ Taskforce on Poverty

In late January 2007, more than 250 mayors nationwide met in Washington, D.C. for the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Although they met to speak about regional and national concerns involving energy, crime, climate change, affordable housing, and education, the most important event of the conference was the unveiling of a new, […]

Honestly, We Don’t Care About Your Credit

February 19, 2007 | Comments Off on Honestly, We Don’t Care About Your Credit

It’s been difficult to write this quick blog post about payday loans in Virginia. Every time I perform a simple web search, I’m bombarded with hundreds of links offering me quick, free, money. They “don’t care about my credit.” Luckily, I do. On Friday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a series of reforms targeting […]

Today was the annual Wythe Lecture at William & Mary, which featured Dorothy Roberts, the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Northwestern Law School. The topic of this year’s lecture was the operation of the foster care system in urban, African-American neighborhoods. While I do not have a transcript, I jotted down some of the […]