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New Study Shows Bail Reform Did Not Spike Crime

NY’s Bail Reform Law had one purpose: to make sure that folks awaiting trial were not being held in custody simply because they could not pay the amount of bail set on them. And it worked since it was enacted over 19,000 accused individuals were given their freedom. Here’s an example of why it went […]

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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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“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 […]