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Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed as Supreme Court justice: 4 essential reads

Matt Williams, The Conversation The phrase “in a historic vote” gets thrown around a lot in journalism – and...

Ketanji Brown Jackson set for historic Supreme Court confirmation vote: 3...

Matt Williams, The Conversation Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are scheduled to vote April 4, 2022, on Ketanji...

US prisons hold more than 550,000 people with intellectual disabilities –...

Jennifer Sarrett, Emory University Prison life in the U.S. is tough. But when you have an intellectual, developmental or...

When families of murder victims speak at death penalty trials, their...

Austin Sarat, Amherst College The Trump administration is spending its final months authorizing executions. Ten federal death row prisoners have been killed so far this...

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...

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...

Most witches are women, because witch hunts were all about persecuting...

Bridget Marshall, University of Massachusetts Lowell “Witch hunt” – it’s a refrain used to deride everything from impeachment inquiries and sexual assault investigations to allegations...

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...

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How scientists are fighting infection-causing biofilms

Nicholas Fitzkee, Mississippi State University The surfaces people interact with every day may seem rather mundane, but at the molecular scale, there is more activity...

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