Rory Fleming

    Rory is a writer and licensed attorney. Previously, he ran Foglight Strategies, a campaign research services firm for forward-thinking prosecutors, and worked for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Harvard Law School Fair Punishment Project and the National Network for Safe Communications at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He lives in Philadelphia.

    Public Defenders Aren’t Principally About “Public Safety,” and That’s Ok

    The notion that public defenders, constitutionally-mandated criminal defense lawyers, are part of the “public ...

    Prosecutor Reform Will Largely Play Defense on Election Night

    The so-called progressive prosecutor movement started around 2015. It was about getting candidates elected ...

    What DA Krasner’s Likely Impeachment Tells Us About Reform Opponents

    Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is probably getting impeached. At a time when US ...

    El Paso DA Turmoil Could Have Profound Immigrant-Rights Implications

    The District Attorney of El Paso County, Texas, Yvonne Rosales, is decidedly non-progressive. When ...

    Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner the Latest Target of Anti-Reform Backlash

    On September 13, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a resolution holding Philadelphia’s district ...

    A Bleak Outlook for Massachusetts’ 2022 Prosecutor Elections

    The politics of prosecutors in Massachusetts this year is a complicated mess, but one ...

    American Bar Association Calls for the Abolition of Life-Without-Parole

    The life-without-parole sentence is barbaric. Decarceration activists call it “death by incarceration.” Pope Francis ...