prosecutors

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 attorney, high-profile reformer Larry Krasner, in…

September 15, 2022

A Bleak Outlook for Massachusetts’ 2022 Prosecutor Elections

The politics of prosecutors in Massachusetts this year is a complicated mess, but one that overall bodes ill for reform…

September 1, 2022

Amy Weirich Ousting a Rare Recent Win for Reform Prosecutor Movement

Most people do not care about their local elected prosecutor. If a voter knows what a district attorney is, it’s…

August 11, 2022

DeSantis Removal of Elected Prosecutor Could Have Ripple Effect

On August 4, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) suspended Andrew Warren, the elected top prosecutor for Hillsborough County (Tampa). State…

August 5, 2022

Rebuttal for Paper That Links Reduced Prosecutions With Increased Homicides

Something about the concept of “progressive prosecutors” tends to torpedo rational debate. Chesa Boudin, the recalled district attorney of San…

July 26, 2022

San Francisco’s New DA Vows to Ramp Up City’s Drug War

Recall District Attorney Brooke Jenkins? That’s what some San Francisco residents are saying, more in hope than expectation, after Mayor…

July 13, 2022

New England “Strike Force” to Target Opioid Prescribers for Prosecution

On June 29, a group of agencies announced the “New England Prescription Opioid Strike Force” (NEPO). It will target physicians,…

July 7, 2022

Win for Law Professors in Key Prosecutor-Accountability Bid

Arthur Applbaum, a prominent Harvard Kennedy School ethics professor, scandalized the legal world in the 1990s when he said that…

June 29, 2022

Why San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Has Been Recalled

Chesa Boudin, the reform-minded district attorney of San Francisco, has officially been recalled. Early results from the June 7 recall…

June 8, 2022

Why “Drug-Induced Homicide” Doesn’t Have to be Prosecuted

Over the past five years, five more states have passed drug-induced homicide (DIH) statutes, reflecting the country’s ever-increasing investment in…

May 27, 2022