Bill Quigley

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, November 17, 2014
Ten Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson
When the Michael Brown verdict is announced, people can expect the police to take at least ten different illegal actions to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights. The Ferguson police have been on TV more than others so people can see how awful they have been acting. But their...
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Best Teachers I Ever Had
I used to live and work in the Irish Channel at Hope House in New Orleans. I worked with families who lived in the St. Thomas Housing Development. Over 1500 families lived in brick buildings stretched three blocks by four blocks in the area which is now the River Garden apartments. Some Catholic...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA
Three True Stories Renee Delisle was one of over 3500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported she was turned away from a shelter because they did not have space for her. While other homeless people slept in cars or under culverts, Renee...
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Monday, August 18, 2014
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
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 07, 2014
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 04, 2014
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
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
Why I Represent the New Orleans Immigrant Workers Who Committed Civil Disobedience
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Monday, September 23, 2013
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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