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.

    Is the “Progressive Prosecutor” Movement on Its Last Legs?

    Once upon a time, Milwaukee elected Frank Zeidler, the last socialist mayor of a ...

    Biden’s Clemency Announcement Falls Far Short

    On April 26, President Joe Biden announced that he was using his clemency powers ...

    Sen. Hawley’s Bid to Make Federal Sentencing Guidelines Mandatory

    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the Supreme Court from the DC Circuit was ...

    FL State Attorney Launches Pilot to Stop “Traumatic” Misdemeanor Arrests

    Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit has just implemented its first-ever Adult Civil Citation program—a 90-day ...

    Tucson’s Top Prosecutor Pulls Back From No-Minor-Drug-Charges Policy

    In 2016, Barbara LaWall, then the elected prosecutor of Pima County (Tucson), published an ...

    Oklahoma Death Penalty Case Flags Inadequate Defense Funding

    Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin did not want to release the dashcam video of ...

    Federal Life Sentences for Drugs: Unconscionable and Massively Biased

    Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the original Silk Road dark-web marketplace, was given a ...

    Prosecutor-Initiated Resentencing Has Profound Limitations

    Following the 2018 passage of AB 2942, California’s first-in-the-nation “prosecutor-initiated resentencing” law, Hillary Blout ...