Professor Ekow Yankah and I were interviewed on Detroit Today by Stephen Henderson. The subject was why the country took a different approach to the current opioid epidemic than it did to the crack cocaine epidemic. You can listen to the show here. This is a brief summary of my own analysis of why we… Read more »
Law and Justice
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is what passes for a moderate Republican these days. Few senators who weren’t running for president themselves were as outspoken as Flake about the shortcomings of Donald Trump. Yet, he seems well pleased with Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court and he decided to write… Read more »
Judge Sentelle represents a dark, reactionary past.
Are credit card surcharges violations of free speech? It’s up to the Supreme Court to decide.
In light of the impressive success of the Hawaii HOPE program, which brought attention to the application of Swift-Certain-Fair (SCF) principles in community corrections, and the spread of such programs nationally, the Bureau of Justice Assistance authorized a large-scale, four-site field trial (the Demonstration Field Experiment, or DFE) to examine how well such a program would do in… Read more »
The 1994 crime bill turned crimes like carjacking into capital offenses—with expensive and discriminatory results.
Don’t ignore the federal side, but state and local issues can be just as important.
The Republican coalition is not as receptive as you might expect.
This widespread police practice is literally killing people.
At the end of the day, the will of the people matters more than the will of the Court.