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Criminal Law

Cyntoia Brown Should Not Have to Serve 51 Years

It would be difficult to find a more disturbing case than that of Cyntoia Brown’s. It reveals much of what’s wrong with the criminal justice system in many parts of our country. The last unjust stroke came last week when the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that she must serve out her 51 year sentence. Here’s […]

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Supremes Rule Life Without Parole Unconstitutional for Juveniles

In a 6-3 decision today, the United States Supreme Court struck down laws in 37 states, including Florida and California, that allow a juvenile to be sentenced to life with no chance for parole for a crime that does not involve murder. The case of Graham v. Florida involved a 16 year old sentenced to […]

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Law Students Debate Prison Debate Team: Result- No Losers

Two years ago, I was asked by David McCallum, (whose innocence I am trying to prove as he serves his 24th year in prison for a murder he didn’t commit), whether I would consider bringing in a team of my law students to debate a prison debate team that had formed at Arthur Kill Correctional […]