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Case in Point
March 18, 2019
A DNA Test Might Help Exonerate This Man. A Judge Won’t Allow It.
North Carolina judge denies testing in a 1992 murder case, but lawyers want shell casings examined.
March 14, 2019
New York City’s Bail Success Story
Judges have drastically cut back on bail and jail in criminal cases, a new study shows. And defendants are still showing up in court.
September 14, 2018
Zero Tolerance Lives On
And it’s sapping energy from other law enforcement missions
August 30, 2018
So Much for The Great California Bail Celebration
The first state to abolish cash bail. Why are proponents so unhappy?
August 14, 2018
A Dangerous Brain
Can neuroscience predict how likely someone is to commit another crime?
Andrew R. Calderón
Case in Point
July 23, 2018
Punished for Crimes Not Proven
Brett Kavanaugh and the case of Gregory “Boy Boy” Bell
The California Experiment
April 23, 2018
Thelton Henderson transformed California’s criminal justice system. Now comes the backlash.
April 12, 2018
Why This Judge Dreads Execution Day
“I wondered whether the system I have been a part of for so long was, simply, barbaric.”
April 4, 2018
Why Are Joe Biden and the NRA Endorsing State Judges?
Wisconsin shows off the new normal in judicial elections: political, expensive and often about something else.
March 15, 2018
If You Can’t Kill It, Join It
Trump’s nominee to this panel called it “an overfed lemur.”