Corrections reform needs to begin by acknowledging that an individual’s humanity is not diminished by incarceration.
It is a long-standing canon of our common law system that there is a presumption in favor of requiring criminal intent.
Over the past 15 years, the United States has invested billions of dollars in strengthening the rule of law in Colombia.
It seems likely that the next president will have multiple seats to fill on the court during his/her first term.
Many federal prisoners are serving long terms for a plant that is now virtually legal.
If Pagan’s sentencing was right what does that say about the mandatory minimum sentence set by Congress?
In 1976, the Supreme Court got it wrong with Buckley v. Valeo.
proposed legislation will require prosecutors to prove that an accused person has some culpable mental state.
One tribe argues that the doctrine of “sovereign immunity” means they don’t have to abide by what the courts may decide.
Restructuring authority was designed for exactly this type of situation.