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Criminal Justice Reform

  1. early and often
    Los Angeles DA Avoids Chesa Boudin’s FateA like-minded recall effort targeting District Attorney George Gascón, backed by the police and prosecutors, has fallen short.
  2. the city politic
    A Kid Accused of a Crime Is Still a KidYoung New Yorkers should be protected from the inequities of the criminal-justice system, not demonized by the mayor for cheap political points.
  3. power
    ‘We Don’t Know How Many Women Are Out There Like That’Anna Borkowski accused three men of rape. Why did prosecutors stop her?
  4. obits
    Activist and Weather Underground Member Kathy Boudin, Dead at 78She spent two decades behind bars for her role in a deadly heist, then became a prominent advocate for criminal-justice reform.
  5. the city politic
    Eric Adams Isn’t Off to a Great Start on Public SafetyAs Adams nears 100 days in office, there’s already good reason to wonder if the results of his public safety strategy will ever match his rhetoric.
  6. the city politic
    Judges Can Be Dangerous, TooMayor Adams and other bail-reform opponents want judges to be able to use “dangerousness” to set bail, but that comes with its own perils.
  7. criminal justice reform
    The Man Who Cracked the Code of L.A.’s Notorious Sheriff Gangs“Nobody believed that the cops could lie like this,” says John Sweeney.
  8. criminal justice reform
    Biden’s Low Marks on Crime Are Killing ReformThe prospect of meaningful change has never looked bleaker.
  9. ballot initiatives
    Americans Will Vote on 120 Statewide Ballot Initiatives in This ElectionFrom criminal-justice reform to affirmative action to gig-worker protections, voters have a lot to consider beyond which candidates they prefer.
  10. vision 2020
    The Big Liar Ends the RNC With Big Lies About Himself and BidenTrump ended the convention as it began — with efforts to salvage his record, make out Biden as a radical, frighten suburbanites, and ignore COVID-19.
  11. 2020 elections
    The ‘Tough on Crime’ TicketThe historical irony of a Biden-Harris ticket during a criminal-justice reckoning.
  12. protests
    Today’s Multiracial Protest Coalition Stands on a Shaky FoundationMany of the likely factors that caused the recent upsurge in dissent are fleeting and contingent.
  13. insurrection act
    Tom Cotton Is Wrong About the Insurrection ActThere’s really no recent precedent for presidents’ sending in the troops without the consent of governors who aren’t in open rebellion.
  14. debates
    Julián Castro’s Perspective on Gun Violence and Policing Remains Essential“Police violence is also gun violence.”
  15. politics
    Trump Sours on Criminal Justice Reform, Jared Kushner: ReportThe first son-in-law’s political instincts are not very sharp.
  16. criminal justice reform
    Louisiana Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Roll Back Criminal-Justice ReformCongressman Ralph Abraham is so committed to law-and-order politics that he voted against the modest criminal-justice-reform bill Trump signed.
  17. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Is Fighting Complacency As 2020 Front-RunnerAfter losing some ground, the former veep is showing new aggressiveness. If he keeps it up in the second debate in Detroit, he could regain his mojo.
  18. justice
    Bryan Stevenson on His ‘Not Entirely Rational’ Quest for JusticeThe attorney and activist on how America’s racial sins live on in our criminal justice system — and his belief that a transformation is possible.
  19. vision 2020
    Trump’s Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-AmericansTrump’s efforts to depict himself as an opponent of overzealous law-and-order politics and a champion of criminal-justice reform is beyond belief.
  20. marijuana legalization
    Excellent Weed Legalization Bill Dies in New Jersey SenateThe bill would have wiped away the criminal records of low-level drug offenders and guaranteed licenses to small, minority-owned businesses.
  21. amy klobuchar
    Amy Klobuchar Questioned for ‘Tough on Crime’ Record As ProsecutorHow she treats staff is now just one of multiple criticisms of the candidate’s idea of “toughness.”
  22. vision 2020
    Will Black Voters Still Love Biden When They Remember Who He Was?Joe Biden has the worst record on racial justice of any likely Democratic primary candidate. He is also the most popular among black voters.
  23. russia investigation
    Paul Manafort: Beneficiary of America’s Sentencing GapThe problem isn’t Manafort’s short sentence, it’s the pampered treatment of defendants like him at the top of the criminal justice system.
  24. the democrats
    Democratic Prosecutors Aren’t Learning From the Mistakes of Their PredecessorsIn declining to charge Stephon Clark’s killers, California attorney general Xavier Becerra is failing to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors.
  25. state of the union address
    Trump to Democrats: Let’s Compromise — and Do It My Way!Another presidential address advertised as a bipartisan gesture turned out to be anything but that.
  26. criminal justice
    It’s a New Day in American Politics. Ferguson, Missouri is No Exception.As the House ushers in a Democratic majority, the city in which Michael Brown was shot enters a new phase of criminal justice under Wesley Bell.
  27. criminal justice reform
    The First Step Act Deserves Your SkepticismTuesday’s celebrated bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill rests on an extremely fragile foundation.
  28. criminal justice reform
    Senate Finally Passes Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Reform BillThe question remains: Is this modest bill the beginning or the end of criminal-justice reform efforts in Congress?
  29. criminal justice
    Tom Cotton’s America Is Not a Free AmericaThe First Step Act’s most vocal opponent in the Senate has a bleak and all-too-familiar vision for what American criminal justice should look like.
  30. attorney general
    Bush AG William Barr, a Law-and-Order Conservative, Favorite to Succeed SessionsBarr seems to share a number of Trump perspectives related to the Mueller investigation, but he’s best known as a big fan of mass incarceration.
  31. criminal justice reform
    It Looks Like Trump Will Let McConnell Kill the Criminal-Justice Reform BillWith time running out, Trump’s not doing much to pressure the Senate leader to bring a bipartisan prison and sentencing-reform bill to the floor.
  32. 2018 midterms
    Can a 27-Year-Old Political Neophyte Run the Third-Largest County in America?Lina Hidalgo was elected to run a county with a $5 billion budget, thanks to Beto and straight-ticket voting. And she has a plan.
  33. criminal justice reform
    Will Mitch McConnell Stand Tall for the Lock-Em-All-Up Racists of His Party?Trump could probably get his son-in-law’s prison-/sentencing-reform compromise through the Senate with a call to McConnell — but he may not even try.
  34. musical chairs
    Lindsey Graham to Become Senate Judiciary Chairman and Trump Point ManThe formerly independent Graham will now be the point man for Trump in a very sensitive position.
  35. bipartisanship
    Republicans and Democrats Can Agree. Mass Incarceration Is Proof.Trump is being hailed for unifying Republicans and Democrats around criminal justice. But the parties have rarely been that divided on this issue.
  36. criminal justice reform
    Trump Finally Supports Kushner’s Compromise Criminal-Justice Reform BillIt’s not a done deal just yet, but Jared Kushner did get his father-in-law across the line after more than two years of delays.
  37. politics
    Abrams-Kemp Debate Reflected Old Southern Divisions Over Equality and JusticeKemp thinks he can win by labeling Abrams as an “extremist,” but she’s gambling on the state being ready for something new.
  38. brett kavanaugh
    After Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, the GOP Will Surely Pass Criminal-Justice ReformNow that the GOP has discovered the importance of “the presumption of innocence,” it will surely end cash bail, and crack down on police brutality.
  39. brett kavanaugh
    Conservatives Suddenly Realize Juvenile Sex Offenders Deserve LeniencyApparently, Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged juvenile offense shouldn’t prevent him from presiding over a legal system that imprisons juveniles for life.
  40. economics
    How a Federal Job Guarantee Could Lower Crime & Help the Formerly IncarceratedCalifornia wildfires and the prison strike show us that the incarcerated are valuable workers. We should help them be productive when they leave, too.
  41. criminal justice reform
    California Abolishes Cash Bail Despite Criticism From Left and RightSome conservatives warn abolishing cash bail will cause a crime wave, while some liberals fear judges will just lock defendants up with no recourse.
  42. criminal justice reform
    Trump Overrules Kushner, Puts Hold on Criminal-Justice Reform BillIn the end, Trump listened to crime demagogues like Tom Cotton instead of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley — or his own son-in-law.
  43. criminal justice reform
    The Improbable Story of How the National Prisoner Strike Came TogetherHow did inmates in 17 states manage to coordinate a nationwide protest when they can’t communicate freely? With help from an anarchist labor union.
  44. criminal justice reform
    America’s Prisoners Are on Strike. We Can’t Afford to Deny Their Demands.Our nation’s mass incarceration habit is morally and financially bankrupting us. This week, America’s inmates are staging an intervention.
  45. criminal justice reform
    Criminal-Justice-Reform Deal Facing Opposition From Left and RightTrump’s support is crucial to a deal that would add sentencing reforms to a House-passed prison-reform bill. But Cotton and Booker aren’t on board.
  46. Reformer Ousts St. Louis Prosecutor Who Didn’t Charge Cop in Michael Brown CaseA progressive, former public defender just beat a seven-term prosecutor who was famous for being tough on criminal defendants (unless they were cops).
  47. politics
    Can Jared Kushner Talk Trump Into a Sentencing Reform Push?The prospects for a bipartisan sentencing reform bill are looking up now that the president seems supportive and Sessions has been sidelined.
  48. Can Kushner’s Patchy Prison-Reform Bill Survive the Senate?A House-passed bill backed by the Trump administration at the behest of Jared Kushner could succumb to bipartisan crossfire in the Senate.
  49. Jared Kushner’s Prison-Reform Push Gains Steam in the HouseLawmakers have reached consensus on a bipartisan bill that would increase funding for prison education (which Trump previously cut).
  50. The Anti-Trump Movement Has Already Made Profound Progressive ChangeProgressives have revolutionized criminal justice in Philadelphia, and are on the cusp of passing a long list of vital reforms in Washington state.
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