Bill Quigley

Bill Quigley is Associate Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans.  He is a Katrina survivor and has been active in human rights in Haiti for years. He volunteers with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and the Bureau de Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port au Prince. Contact Bill at quigley77@gmail.com

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:30am
Ten Facts About Police Violence in Ferguson Sunday Night
While the Governor of Missouri is sending in the National Guard to Ferguson, it is worth considering where the real violence is coming from. One. Hours before the 12pm Sunday night curfew went into effect, peaceful nonviolent protestors were legally marching in Ferguson. Then without warning the...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:30am
New Orleans’ New Civil Rights Leaders
Like many cities in the South, New Orleans has a proud history of civil rights leadership—along with an equally grim history of civil rights violations. That history is repeating itself today. The African American community is again facing economic injustice and abuse from law enforcement. But,...
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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Millions of Soldiers and Veterans in Trouble
Despite the July 4 tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble. Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration. A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans are more than twice as likely as other civilians to commit suicide ...
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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 7:15am
Sixty Five Million Left Out of July 4th Celebration
Over sixty five million people in the US, perhaps a fifth of our sisters and brothers, are not enjoying the “unalienable rights” of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” promised when the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. They are about twenty percent of our US...
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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:17am
Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich and Corporations
Here are the top ten examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and local governments but these ten will give a taste.
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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:15am
Why I Represent the New Orleans Immigrant Workers Who Committed Civil Disobedience
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Monday, September 23, 2013 - 3:04pm
Reefer Madness Continues: Half Ounce of Pot Gets Louisiana Man Twenty Years in Prison
While Colorado and Washington have de-criminalized recreational use of marijuana and twenty states allow use for medical purposes , a Louisiana man was sentenced to twenty years in prison in New Orleans criminal court for possessing 15 grams, .529 of an ounce, of marijuana.
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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:28am
Katrina Pain Index 2013
Eight years after Katrina, nearly a hundred thousand people never got back to New Orleans, the city remains incredibly poor, jobs and income vary dramatically by race, rents are up, public transportation is down, traditional public housing is gone, life expectancy differs dramatically by race and place, and most public education has been converted into charter schools.
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Friday, August 23, 2013 - 7:37am
Thirteen Things the Government is Trying to Keep Secret from You
“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.” – https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3
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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 4:31pm
Dream Defenders Florida Take-Over Enters Week Four
Packed into the small reception area of the Florida Governor’s office in Tallahassee, a couple dozen determined Dream Defenders conducted a people’s hearing on racial profiling.
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