The Court Loses Its Chief Pragmatist Jeffrey Rosen, The Atlantic

Stephen Breyer Was the Right Justice for the Wrong Age Linda Greenhouse, New York Times

Justice Stephen Breyer’s notable majority opinions and dissents, from abortion to the death penalty John Fritze, USA Today

Biden said he’d put a Black woman on the Supreme Court. Here’s who he may pick to replace Breyer Ariane de Vogue and Tierney Sneed, CNN

Will Biden fall short on another promise to Black voters? Melanie Mason and Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times

Activists wanted Biden to revamp the justice system. Many say they’re still waiting (2021) Carrie Johnson, NPR

Biden’s DOJ continues to defend bad cops and wrongful convictions Radley Balko, Washington Post

Much of America wants policing to change. But these self-proclaimed experts tell officers they’re doing just fine. Robert Klemko, Washington Post

Marshals Service employees have alleged racism for decades. Their case may finally be heard. Hannah Knowles, Washington Post

A deputy got away with racism for years, a lawsuit says. Wyoming’s fist Black sheriff fired him. Julian Mark, Washington Post

More officers were charged in fatal police shootings in 2021. Not everyone sees progress. Erik Ortiz, NBC News

DOJ’s No. 2 says addressing violent crime and police misconduct is not ‘an either/or’ Evan Perez and Tierney Sneed, CNN

Adams’ Anti-Violence Plan Worries Progressives and Police Reform Activists Matt Katz, Gothamist

Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in US Cities: Year-End 2021 Update Council on Criminal Justice

The Lies Fueling California’s Package-Theft Panic Piper French, New Republic

Murder Surge No Excuse for Abandoning Reforms: Report The Crime Report

A year after Biden’s executive order on private prisons, business is still booming Chris Geidner, Grid

Flaws plague a tool meant to help low-risk federal prisoners win early release Carrie Johnson, NPR

Can Racist Algorithms Be Fixed? (2019) Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

Who’s Electing Judges in the Cleveland Area? Not Those Ensnared in the System Rachel Dissell, Ilica Mahajan, Anna Flagg, and Wesley Lowery, The Marshall Project

One of the Last Men Who Served Time at Alcatraz Susan Orlean, The New Yorker

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