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The Laws of Springtime


Dear Listeners, The Polar Vortex has faded into the frosty recesses of our minds, which can only mean one thing: we are barreling headlong into spring! As you begin to plant your garden (or your windowsill), rolling up your sleeves and digging your hands into the dirt, we hope you will consider the ways in

A Little Justice for a Little While: North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act


The North Carolina Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced under a revoked state law that allowed criminal defendants to challenge their sentences by raising claims of racial bias. One of these was Marcus Robinson, a black man who was the first

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How the Bard Prison Initiative Set Me Free

Before I was accepted into the Bard Prison Initiative, something was terribly wrong with my life, my attitude, and my decision-making. I was lost. I grew up poor in the Bronx. Drugs, violence and poverty were prevalent factors not only in my household, but also in my neighborhood, in the schools I attended and my

Legal Briefs: This Week in Law


Would Obama have a case against Samsung, with a dash of baseball? (WSJ) Congress goes on spring break, but no one notices since it wasn’t doing anything anyway. (National Journal) Study shows that the earliest enrollees for health insurance under the new healthcare law were less likely to need contraceptives thanĀ drugs to treat pain, depression,