Rory Fleming

When a “Progressive” Prosecutor Ditches Reform to Grab More Power

When Raul Torréz was running for district attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2016, locals were surprised that a famous…

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We Should Be Vigilant Against Attacks on the Supreme Court’s Burrage Ruling

Marcus Andrew Burrage was once a small-town guy from rural Iowa who sold another man heroin. As is typical of…

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The Criminal Justice System Struggles to Adapt to the Pandemic

Measures in response to the coronavirus are rapidly progressing in the US, with workplaces, restaurants, and public events being shuttered…

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Court Hits Back Against Politically Motivated Firings of Public Defenders

There has been a spate, in recent years, of public defenders speaking out against injustice, then getting in trouble for…

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Colorado Teen Could Face Decades in Prison—For Cannabis

Vaping-associated pulmonary illness reportedly contributed to 68 deaths through February 18, 2020. After an initial, misplaced drug scare around nicotine…

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Can We End Politically Motivated Firings of Public Defenders?

If a person gets accused of a crime and, like most Americans, cannot afford a lawyer, a public defender is…

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The Latest Dehumanizing, Anti-Harm Reduction Media Portrayal of Skid Row

On February 18, the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid New York Post republished a new article from failed Seattle City Council candidate…

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Can Roger Stone Case Spark Debate on the Dreadful US Sentencing Guidelines?

Who wants to defend Roger Stone? The former political consultant and lobbyist is an old-school Republican operative with a tattoo…

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Anonymous Tweets Reveal Conservative Prosecutor’s Real Views

Everyone has bad days. But when the good days are bad, you know you’re in trouble. By day, she was…

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Indiana AG Aims to End Prosecutor Discretion Over Marijuana Charges

One might think Indiana has better things to do than police marijuana. According to US News and World Reports rankings,…

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