Category: Law

Connecting the dots on Brett Kavanaugh

Connecting the dots on Brett Kavanaugh

—Laura E. Gómez
Details on the truths and lies of the Brett Kavanaugh US Supreme Court Nomination hearings and other events haunting Kavanaugh’s nomination

Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh

—Stephen Gottlieb
With recent developments in the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing confirmation and rape allegations, author Stephen Gottlieb comments on the abuses of power on display

Prosecutors, John Oliver, and Criminal Justice Reform

Prosecutors, John Oliver, and Criminal Justice Reform

—Daniel S. Medwed
Earlier this month, John Oliver did a segment on the work of American prosecutors, including their nearly unbridled power to charge people with crimes, choose whether to disclose evidence, and offer plea bargains. Daniel Medwed reflects on the changes since the publication of his 2012 book Prosecution Complex. Get the ebook on Amazon now for only $1.99.

Zero tolerance discipline policies won’t fix school shootings

Zero tolerance discipline policies won’t fix school shootings

—Derek W. Black
Trump officials and supporters think that the new push to improve school discipline had something to do with the Parkland shooting. It didn’t. And getting rid of research-based approaches to discipline is an even worse idea than arming school teachers.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is Still Operating

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is Still Operating

—Derek Black
Reflecting on a mass campus lockdown at a high school in Georgia, Derek Black argues that courts must re-engage on issues of school discipline and the school-to-prison pipeline.