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Some states have banned the controversial legal defense, but other efforts, including at the federal level, are facing challenges.
Adam M. Rhodes
Dec 20, 2021
The percentage of people held pretrial for six months or longer is up six percent from January of last year, according to a UCLA School of Law report.
Jan 21, 2021
The advocates describe the reopening as unsafe and unnecessary amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 23, 2020
Memos obtained by The Appeal and anecdotes from public defenders reveal how, for a week during protests over police brutality, the NYPD stalled cases by directing officers not to testify in court.
Jun 12, 2020
Public defenders are working with the courts to secure release for people incarcerated in the Florida county, many of whom are jailed for low-level offenses.
Apr 08, 2020
Delaying trials will mean more people stay in jail while a life-threatening disease spreads throughout the state.
Kyle C. Barry
Apr 01, 2020
The Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies are intersecting with a highly contagious disease at a time when cities across the country are shutting down.
Mar 23, 2020
While those facing charges appear by video at arraignments, all others—attorneys, officers, the judge—are in the courtroom in close quarters, defense attorneys say.
Mar 20, 2020
Judicial responses to the pandemic have varied and are changing rapidly.
Mar 13, 2020
Reform advocates say the risk assessments are racially biased and are not effective at their key tasks: predicting the likelihood someone will return to court.
Dawn R. Wolfe
Feb 12, 2020
Advocates warn that the cuts could push an already overburdened system to the breaking point.
Jan 22, 2020
The state said Michelle Heale shook the baby to death, but some experts say her conviction was based on debunked science.
Jan 15, 2020
With Danielle Sered of Common Justice
Adam H. Johnson
Nov 21, 2019
Under the proposal, localities would be incentivized to significantly decrease prison populations.
Nov 14, 2019
The city comptroller, state lawmakers, and advocates call on the state to end its use of fines and fees in the legal system.
Sep 11, 2019
16-year-olds won’t have to reappear in adult criminal court if they’re arrested when youth court isn’t in session.
Sep 03, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
A man sentenced to die in prison is inciting debate over ‘felony murder’ rules in Colorado.
Katie Rose Quandt
Sep 18, 2018
The tactics outlined encourage courtroom ‘dishonesty’ and ‘gamesmanship,’ legal experts argue.
George Joseph, Simon Davis-Cohen
Aug 02, 2018
Sep 05, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Jun 12, 2017