Under COVID, Battle to Protect Tenants from Evictions is Slowing

One of President Joe Biden’s first executive actions was to extend the federal moratorium on evictions to March 31. But as lawmakers fight to make certain people facing eviction have a legal right to an attorney, landlords employ law firms that trap tenants in an overwhelming cycle of debt.  


State Legislators Crack Down on Right to Protest

Close to a fifth of state legislatures are pushing for anti-protest bills in a movement that gained momentum after the summer’s protests over the police killing of George Floyd. The measures range from barring demonstrators from public benefits or government jobs to offering legal protections to those who shoot or run over protesters.