Nusrat Choudhury

Nusrat Choudhury

Nusrat Choudhury received her B.A. from Columbia University, and is a graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Yale Law School. Prior to joining the Racial Justice Program (RJP), Choudhury worked as an attorney in the ACLU National Security Project and a Marvin A. Karpatkin Fellow in RJP. Choudhury also served as a law clerk for Judge Barrington D. Parker in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and for Judge Denise Cote in the Southern District of New York.

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"Jeff Sessions’ action makes clear that he and his Justice Department are unconcerned by courts trampling on the rights of poor people." (Photo: AP/Jay LaPrete, archivo) Views
Friday, December 29, 2017
Jeff Sessions Takes a Stand for Debtors’ Prisons
During the holiday season, many of us think about what we can do to help people struggling with poverty. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on the other hand, decided just before Christmas to rescind a guidance meant to protect low-income Americans. The 2016 guidance, issued by former President Obama’...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Department of Justice Throws Its Weight Behind Ending the Jailing of the Poor for Unpaid Fines
The fight against modern-day debtors’ prisons just got a new champion: the Department of Justice. On Monday the department called upon state court leaders to ensure that court rules and procedures on fine and fee collection afford due process and equal protection of the law and align with sound...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2015
The Government Is Watching #BlackLivesMatter, And It’s Not Okay
According to documents recently obtained by The Intercept in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the government is surveilling the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Records from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Operations Coordination show that since August 2014, DHS...
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Friday, November 21, 2014
Movement for Racial Justice Runs Wide and Deep
“Everyone is aware of race. Dealing with racism is another matter,” said a keynote speaker at Facing Race 2014: A Multi-Racial, Intergenerational Gathering for Racial Justice Advocates . I joined almost 1,600 people from across the United States and several countries in Dallas last weekend for the...
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