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.

Why We Need Public Financing for Prosecutor Election Campaigns

There is an elephant in the room for some on the left who count criminal justice reform among their priorities.…

January 26, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland a Disheartening Prospect

When a government agency is as punitive, secretive and capricious as the US Department of Justice often is, trying incremental…

January 19, 2021

What to Make of a Drug-Induced Homicide Charge After a Prosecutor’s OD Death?

Rodney Hasty, a prosecutor in Asheville, North Carolina for 18 years, died unexpectedly last October near his home. He was…

January 13, 2021

Why a City’s Marijuana Delivery Plan Represents Far More Than Customer Convenience

During the pandemic, services that deliver food and other supplies have become invaluable. Some companies in the industry, such as…

December 15, 2020

Private Security Cameras Advance a NIMBY Surveillance Agenda

For many, Amazon represents not just a massive online retailer, but the harbinger of a new caste-based society. When Amazon…

December 14, 2020

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