Tag Archives: mass incarceration

Undoing Past Wrongs: Chipping Away at Capital Punishment

By Hira Baig Associate Editor, Volume 23 The vast majority of countries, 140 to be exact, consider the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment.[1]  The current constitution of Germany, for example, forbids use of capital punishment.[2] Lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson … Continue reading

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With a Side of Higher Mortality: Prison Food in the United States

By Cleo Hernandez Associate Editor, Volume 23 November begins a holiday season in the United States that is stuffed full of increased attention on food. The average American does seem to gain just under one pound of body weight during … Continue reading

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COMMENT: It’s High Time for the Defense Bar to Bring Race-Based Equal Protection Challenges to Federal Cannabis Scheduling

By Reid Murdoch Associate Editor, Vol. 20 Online Publications Editor, Vol. 21 Last fall, U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller held a rarely granted evidentiary hearing on the constitutionality of designating cannabis as a Schedule I Controlled Substance.[1] Defendant … Continue reading

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