criminal justice

The Perverse Power of the Prosecutor

How responsible are prosecutors for holding back progressive criminal justice reform?

By John Pfaff

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.

By Jonathan Blanks

The Shield Law Dilemma

As the death penalty reaches its lowest support in decades, pharmaceutical companies have become reluctant open participants in executions. Unfortunately, an increasing number of shield laws may stand in the way.

By Rory Fleming

Charged for Justice in New Orleans

In New Orleans, fees accumulate quickly for defendants going through the justice system. One grassroots effort to help residents clear their debt could snowball into larger systemic change.

By Mathilde Laisne

How Not to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The President’s Commission's interim report on the opioid crisis failed to make the leap we need: abandoning abstinence-only drug policies. Thankfully, we can look elsewhere for these lessons.

By Sarah Evans