Reevaluate harsh sentencing, keep incarcerated close to loved ones and ensure that formerly incarcerated reenter society with job skills. “You do the crime, you do the time.” For decades, this mantra has typified much of our country’s approach to criminal law. And there is significant merit to it. Individuals who violate the law must face […]
Even as the country breathes a small sigh of relief that Derek Chauvin will be held accountable for killing George Floyd, police violence continues to dominate national headlines. One fundamental question arises in many of these cases: why do we police low-level offenses in ways that too often lead to death, serious injury and lasting […]
Judge Alex Kozinski, appointed by President Reagan and described as a libertarian-conservative, has laid out twelve compelling reasons why our justice system needs an overhaul. Long accepted standards of evidential proof that have led to convictions are now being found to be more full of error than of truth. Even DNA evidence, arguably the most […]