Press Releases

HUD Opens Civil Rights Compliance Review of League City, Texas
Texas Appleseed-MALDEF complaint against city for banning child refugees drives HUD review
October 22, 2014
New Data Documents the Practices Payday Lenders Use to Bypass the Military Lending Act
New DOD MLA proposed rules will protect troops from predatory lending, Veterans remain susceptible
September 26, 2014
Newly Discovered 1033 Military Surplus Records Show School Districts Around the Country are Receiving Advance Military Equipment
Education and Civil Rights Groups Call for an End to Militarization of K-12 School Police
September 15, 2014
Texas Appleseed and MALDEF File Federal Complaint Challenging League City Resolution that Bans Child Refugees
First in the nation to directly confront municipal efforts to prohibit housing of child refugees
July 22, 2014
Push to Rein in Predatory Payday and Auto Title Lending Gains Momentum
Ordinances limiting usurious loans now cover over 7 million Texans in 18 Texas cities
June 25, 2014
New Video Series Aids Texas Youth Charged with Class C Misdemeanors
Justice of the Peace judge appears in video to offer guidance, background
May 2, 2014
Seven Civil Rights, Social Justice Groups Urge State Agency to End Use of Tasers and Pepper Spray in Texas Schools
Request Comes in Wake of School Police Tasing Incident Contributing to Student’s Fall and Hospitalization with Traumatic Brain Injury
December 5, 2013
Students’ Constitutional Rights Violated by Dallas County Schools & Truancy Courts, According to Complaint Filed Today with Department of Justice
Texas & National Law Centers Challenge Practices Including Arrest, Handcuffing of Students at School
June 12, 2013
Texas Defender Service, Texas Appleseed Release Criminal Discovery Report
Growing Call to Prevent Wrongful Convictions by Improving Texas’ Discovery Laws
February 27, 2013


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