• Before He Strikes Again

    Only 1% of sexual assaults result in any jail time for the perpetrator. Let that sink in. Ninety-nine times out of one hundred the bad guy (or sometimes girl) walks away. No wonder the Ford-Kavanaugh...   Read More

  • Crime, Punishment and Voting Rights

    Shon Hopwood is not your run-of-the-mill ex-con. The former Nebraska bank robber and college dropout is now an associate law professor at Georgetown University specializing in criminal law and the constitutional rights of prisoners. He...   Read More

  • The Color of Money

    The Great Society was a set of social policy reforms spearheaded by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 with the goal of eliminating poverty and racial injustice. Yet, economic disparities between blacks and whites remain...   Read More

  • The High Costs of Cash Bail

    In America, you are innocent until proven guilty, as long as you have the money for bail.  Whether your alleged infraction is turnstile-jumping or sexual assault makes little difference. What matters is your ability to...   Read More

  • The Scoop on Sanctuary Cities

    Is there really sanctuary in a sanctuary city? For whom? And what is a sanctuary city, anyway? There is no single definition, but in general it is understood to be a jurisdiction that limits cooperation...   Read More

  • Red Flag Laws Save Lives

    School gunman Nikolas Cruz exhibited plenty of warning signals from aggressive behavior to shooting animals, from posting on social media about plans to be a professional school shooter to chronic disciplinary problems at school.  He...   Read More

  • The Case for Educating Inmates

    At 1.51 million the population of America’s federal and state prisons is greater than that of 11 U.S. states.  (Include jails and the number of inmates rises to 2.2 million.) Imagine every resident of New...   Read More

  • Domestic Violence Victims Outgunned

    Nowadays you need a permit to set up a lemonade stand, but not necessarily to buy a gun. Federal domestic violence and gun laws aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of hot-headed paramours...   Read More

  • The Border Wall is a Red Herring in the Drug War

    Say you’re a parent of teenagers addicted to drugs. Would a wall around your yard solve your problem? Obviously not. Before you laid the final brick, the drugs would be coming over the wall, under...   Read More