Rory Fleming

Rory is the founder of Foglight Strategies, a campaign research services firm for forward-thinking prosecutors nationwide. He previously worked for the Fair Punishment Project, which was founded as a joint project of Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute and its Criminal Justice Institute. He was also a communications specialist for the National Network for Safe Communications, a research center at City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Rory is a licensed Minnesota attorney. He lives in Philadelphia.

My Psychedelic Love Story: An Interview With Filmmaker Errol Morris

On the surface, Joanna Harcourt-Smith had the kind of life many people dream of. As a young socialite in the…

November 24, 2020

Pretrial Justice Reforms Do Not Reduce Public Safety, Report Confirms

COVID-19 has transformed the landscape of American life, from the mundane, like how people work and socialize, to the traumatic,…

November 17, 2020

Mixed Outcomes in Two Big Prosecutor Races, But Reform Gains Nationwide

Two things uppermost in voters’ minds this week were the COVID-19 pandemic and police violence in America. The restrictions of…

November 5, 2020

Oregon Voters Approve Decriminalizing All Drugs in Stunning Victory

The 2020 presidential contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has been called the most important election of a generation,…

November 4, 2020

Major Report Assesses the Global State of Harm Reduction

There are approximately 11.3 million people who inject drugs around the world. A new nation with that many residents would…

October 28, 2020

Racial Justice and the Death Penalty at Stake in Ohio Prosecutor Election

After choosing in 2017 not to reindict a University of Cincinnati campus police officer for the fatal shooting of a…

October 13, 2020

Why Amy Coney Barrett Is the Right Choice for None of America

Kristen Clarke, the executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, wrote a CNN opinion column decrying…

September 29, 2020

Portland Charges Exemplify Struggle Over Feds’ Prosecution Encroachment

Ammon Bundy shocked the country when he took up arms against the US federal government in 2016—leading an occupation of…

September 14, 2020

Four Easy Ways for a New Top Prosecutor to Make Meaningful Change

Activists like the Dream Defenders did not expect Harold Pryor to win the Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), Florida State Attorney…

August 25, 2020

The “Progressive Prosecutor” Movement Spreads, But Unevenly

It is hard for prosecutors to let go of the prosecutorial identity, as seen by the numerous US politicians and…

August 19, 2020