Jonathan Blanks

Criminally Confidential

In reforming our criminal justice system, we must pay greater attention to one oft-neglected issue: the distorted use of criminal informants.

Beyond Mass Incarceration

How the deleterious effects of the drug wars go far beyond just those who end up in prison, from stop-and-frisk to the use of police informants.

The Sessions War on Marijuana

Although he may not be able to truly destroy legal state markets, the Sessions Memo could have important adverse consequences, including on the opioid crisis.

In Trump's America, Dissenters Beware

In the past year, there have been troubling signs that government actors are looking to stifle dissenting speech, harking back to a long history of crackdowns on protesters and civil rights activists.

The Police Who Prey on Victims

Exposing sexual violence toward women should include exposing the sometimes abhorrent behaviors of those supposedly protecting these victims.