Category Archives: Blog Posts

Blog Post: “The Mortgage Credit Squeeze on Low/Moderate-Income Families and Consumers of Color”

Blog Post: Chris Odinet, “The Mortgage Credit Squeeze on Low/Moderate-Income Families and Consumers of Color,” PropertyProf Blog, Oct. 2, 2016. [with excerpts from the 2015 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Report]

New Jotwell Review: “Recognizing Disgust, Repudiating Exile”

Here: Marc-Tizoc González, Recognizing Disgust, Repudiating Exile, JOTWELL (October 25, 2016) (reviewing Sara K. Rankin, The Influence of Exile, 76 Md. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN), http://lex.jotwell.com/recognizing-disgust-repudiating-exile/.

New Jotwell Lex: Poverty Section & first Review

Jotwell, the Journal Of Things We Like Lots, has a new section, technically a “Lex” subsection, on Poverty.  What this basically means is that Jotwell is going to publish reviews by the editors of that section, Wendy Anne Bach (Tennessee), Tonya Brito (Wisconsin), Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez (St. Thomas), and myself, Ezra Rosser (American), of recently published articles or books in the field.  It should be a good way to highlight quality work and Jotwell has now published the first such review:

Wendy Anne Bach, Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bias, JOTWELL (September 27, 2016) (reviewing Priscilla Ocen, (E)Racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of Childhood and Innocence in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1586 (2015)), http://lex.jotwell.com/looking-intersectionally-and-seeing-structural-bias/. 

New Blog Post: “I’ve Got ITINs on My Mind” — post about taxation and immigration.

New Blog Post: Francine Lipman, I’ve Got ITINs on My Mind, The Surley Subgroup, Sept. 24, 2016.

Blog Post: “2015 Poverty Measures Released: Antipoverty Relief Delivered through the IRC = EITC & CTC”

Blog Post: Francine J. Lipman, “2015 Poverty Measures Released: Antipoverty Relief Delivered through the IRC = EITC & CTC,” The Surly Subgroup, Sept. 18, 2016.

News Coverage: “Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore”

News Coverage: Andrew Flowers, Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore, FiveThirtyEight, Aug. 25, 2016 [with tables/charts].

Jotwell Post: “How and Why Representation Matters” [Reviewing Colleen F. Shanahan, Anna E. Carpenter & Alyx Mark, Lawyers, Power, and Strategic Expertise, 93 Denv. L. Rev. 469 (forthcoming 2016)]

Jotwell Post: Jessica Steinberg, How and Why Representation Matters, Jotwell, Aug. 17, 2016 [Reviewing Colleen F. Shanahan, Anna E. Carpenter & Alyx Mark, Lawyers, Power, and Strategic Expertise, 93 Denv. L. Rev. 469 (forthcoming 2016)]

New Blog Post and Report on State Level EITC programs

New Blog Post: Francine Lipman, Oklahoma Decreases Working Poor Family Benefits, Surley Subgroup Blog, May 29, 2106.

which includes a link to a report: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, How Much Would a State Earned Income Tax Credit Cost in Fiscal Year 2017?, Jan. 2017.

Op-Ed: “Lawyers: Bulwark against Inequality and Gentrification?”

Op-Ed: Ray Brescia, Lawyers: Bulwark against Inequality and Gentrification?, HuffPost Impact Blog, 4/11/206.

Blog Post: “Why The Left Isn’t Talking About Rural American Poverty”

Blog Post: Lauren Gurley, “Why the Left Isn’t Talking About Rural American Poverty (October 22, 2015).