Category: Law/Justice

Public Defenders vs. Gun Control

By Damon Root, Reason A Supreme Court decision against New York’s gun control scheme would be a victory for both criminal justice reform and the Second Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this fall in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which challenges […]

Progressive Prosecutors

There is an interesting collection of links about the “progressive prosecutor” phenomenon on the Marshall Project’s website. Progressive prosecutors are an interesting example of reform within the system, and one that I wouldn’t have predicted, although relying on prosectors for any kind of reform is risky business, because […]

The End of Rage

By Ashley Lucas, Plough I. FATHER, PANTHER, SOLDIER, SPY In 2014 in Pennsylvania, Russell Maroon Shoatz was released from twenty-two consecutive years of solitary confinement into the general prison population. This is twenty-one years and fifty weeks longer than the length of time in solitary the United Nations […]