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2017 Publication of article about racial selective prosecution in sex trafficking cases by Kathleen Williamson

Springer published a collection of anthropological articles titled "Third Party Sex Work and Pimps in the Age of Anti-trafficking" edited by Amber Horning and Anthony Marcus (2017). Kathleen co-authored an article with Marcus titled "Black Pimps Matter: Racially Selective Identification and Prosecution of Sex Trafficking in the United States."

Presentation on Sex Trafficking Cases at Fed. Defender National Seminar May 2016 Denver

Kathleen provided training to federal defenders and CJA attorneys on the topic of federal sex trafficking defense, including sections related to selective prosecution of black males, in January and May of 2016. The most current materials as of June 15, 2016 are available at

Good Work by Jon Young: Smith v Schiro case. Ninth Circuit Rules that Smith qualifies under Atkins and 8th Amendment, therefore, he will not be executed

Congratulations Jon Young on a big win in the Smith case, with Ninth Circuit finding that Smith was intellectually disabled during his trial and, therefore, under Atkins, is not subject to the death penalty. This was a long, arduous, task for Jon and well done. Click on the link in the blog below to read the opinion. Smith v Schiro, 96-99025, filed Feb. 4, 2016 - Ninth Circuit (Feb 4, 2016) go to blog and click link to download the opinion:

W&Y Supports OWS

and guess who was on CBS Sunday Morning when filmed at OWS on Day 18? singing Woody Guthrie tunes:

Levi Jackson case remanded based on faulty jury instruction. Congratulations to Jon Young for a job well done.

a few quotes

Here's a few quotes related to the topic of creating cohabitation clauses that I thought worthy of posting: "When you're finished changing, you're finished." - Benjamin Franklin "Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details." William Feather Thanks to Lee Rosenberg, NYSBA article June 2009

David Kravets - WIRED Threat Level on AP v Bloggers

David Kravets, author of the excellent blog Threat Level for Wired, reported on the AP v Bloggers conflict and quoted Kathleen's advice to bloggers.

Musician's Business and Legal Guide

Kathleen has contributed a chapter in the upcoming 4th Edition of the Musician's Business and Legal Guide (Beverly Hills Bar Association & Jerome Headlands Press 2007). Her chapter is about protecting your copyrights when contracting your services. go to: