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Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: 7 questions...

Alexis Karteron, Rutgers University - Newark President Joe Biden made good on his promise to nominate the first Black...

Companies accused of crimes get more digital privacy rights than people...

Sarah Esther Lageson, Rutgers University - Newark and Elizabeth Chiarello, Saint Louis University Corporations increasingly receive the same rights as people. Now, it seems,...

How even a casual brush with the law can permanently mar...

Gary Painter, University of Southern California George Floyd’s death highlighted how even a minor alleged infraction – in his case, over a fake $20 bill...

Reflecting on the case of Cyntoia Brown – talking with the...

Dan Birman, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Cyntoia Brown walked out of prison in August 2019 after serving 15 years...

The unintended consequences of marijuana decriminalization

Nikolay Anguelov, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth America’s decades-long war on drugs disproportionately harmed minorities. Now, it seems that decriminalization of marijuana hasn’t leveled the playing...

How being ‘tough on crime’ became a political liability

Jody D. Armour, University of Southern California Kamala Harris recently dropped out of the presidential race after months of attacks from the left for her...

Why are private prisons controversial? 3 questions answered

John M. Eason, University of Wisconsin-Madison Editor’s note: Private prisons have long stirred controversy, most recently over their role in housing undocumented immigrants and asylum...

Reduced sentencing for nonviolent criminals: What does the public think?

Kevin Wozniak, University of Massachusetts Boston Partisan politics in Washington has found a new victim: criminal justice reform. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is trying...

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