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Edgar Lee Masters: The Circuit Judge

I in life was the Circuit Judge, a maker of notches,
Deciding cases on the points the lawyers scored,
Not on the right of the matter.

October 16, 2020 · 2 Comments

Alec Karakatsanis: Usual Cruelty

The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System

April 1, 2020 · 2 Comments

Fran Schor: Spiritual Death/Spiritual Awakening

 “I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rita Sklar: An Arkansas Town Agrees to Criminal Justice Reform to Ensure That the Poor Are Not Jailed

For years, the city of Sherwood, Arkansas, home to about 30,000 people, had a practice of jailing people who could not afford to pay court costs incurred from bounced checks. … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

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