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The misdemeanor system is four times the size of the felony system. With so many gradations of minor crimes—many involving fines in a very informal process—prejudice and inequality shapes prosecution.
Brandon L. Garrett
Trump v. Hawaii is not about religion. It’s about the president’s unlimited power at the border.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling continues a terrible trend of valuing businesses more than employees and customers.
Lawrence B. Glickman
Were data crimes perpetrated against U.S. voters? We are about to know a lot more.
Eastern Kentucky will soon get a fourth federal prison but remains as poor as ever. The region deserves better.
Sylvia Ryerson, Judah Schept
An experiment in a quintessentially American form of protest.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Moving from liberal gun reform to a truly radical movement will require us to make the connection between interpersonal violence and state violence.
Standing Rock shows us that businesses don't simply silence protestors, they also discredit and bankrupt them.
Two new books, including National Book Award nominee ‘Locking Up Our Own,’ address major blind spots about the causes of America’s carceral failure.
Vesla M. Weaver
The spectre of Dred Scott is haunting St. Louis.
Abolition is not about transforming the police, it is about transforming the nation.
Is policing a public good gone bad?
Tracey L. Meares, Vesla M. Weaver
Policing as we know it must be abolished before it can be transformed.
Tracey L. Meares
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Kevin P. Donovan, Emma Park
Jonathan Beecher Field
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