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SCOTUS Decision on Juveniles is Harsh and Wrong on Many Levels

Where to begin with a discussion on SCOTUS’ 6-3 decision in Jones v. Mississippi that effectively reinstated Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP or LWOP hereafter)? Do I point out that its author Brett Kavanaugh wept crocodile tears before Congress about how mean they were to hold him accountable for actions and indiscretions he did as […]

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Constitutional Law Criminal Law

“Yes Means Yes” Law Will Mean “No” to Due Process

Swiftly passing laws to combat the “topic du jour” is a politician’s favorite form of grandstanding. As a person who is wary of any such law or indeed of any criminal statute named after a person, I worry that NY’s recently enacted “Yes Means Yes” law will erode the rights of those accused of on-campus […]