Your Guide to Criminal Justice in Pennsylvania’s Elections Today
From a historic DA race to judge candidates against mass incarceration, these elections could reshape the criminal legal system.
Daniel Nichanian May 18, 2021
How Public Defenders Rocked Las Vegas Judge Elections
Community organizing in Nevada’s Clark County helped judicial candidates "flip the bench" to challenge cash bail and mass incarceration.
Sam Mellins Dec 21, 2020
Two New Orleans Public Defenders Elected Judge in a Push to “Flip the Bench”
Angel Harris and Nandi Campbell will become criminal court judges, bucking the norm of former prosecutors filling the role.
Katie Jane Fernelius Nov 04, 2020
New Orleans Public Defenders Are Mobilizing to “Flip the Bench”
These candidates are highlighting the power of judges to challenge mass incarceration.
Katie Jane Fernelius Oct 16, 2020
Eviction Crisis Brings Urgency to Local Judge Elections
A heated race for New Orleans First City Court Judge highlighted the power judges have to limit evictions, as millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes.
Katie Jane Fernelius Aug 20, 2020
Courts Set Policy, and a Judicial Candidate in Illinois Wants to Finally Talk About It
“In some cases we need the Illinois Supreme Court to use its policy making powers to make criminal justice reform real,” said Daniel Epstein, a candidate in Tuesday’s election.
Kyle C. Barry Mar 12, 2020