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Tuesday April 28, 2020

PM Stories Federal trial opens over Florida’s felon voting law Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press A Major Trial for Voting Rights in Florida Is Happening on Video Chat Patricia Mazzei, New York Times Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to New York City Gun Ordinance Adam Liptak, New York Times Supreme Court dismisses anticipated New York gun rights case because the law in question has been rescinded Robert Barnes, Washington Post Education Dept. expands Pell grant initiative for inmates to take college classes Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post A New Supreme Court Justice...

Monday April 27, 2020

PM Stories Virginia Ends Prison Gerrymandering, the Latest Chapter in a Recent Tidal Wave Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal The Supreme Court Is Split on How to Talk About Race Leah Litman, Slate What a White-Supremacist Coup Looks Like Caleb Crain, The New Yorker Freddie Gray, Five Years Later Justine Barron, The Appeal He Was Wrongly Imprisoned for 25 Years. It Wasn’t DNA Evidence That Got Him Out. Anna Clark, New Republic The Life and Death of Jerry Givens, Virginia’s Executioner-Turned-Abolitionist Liliana Segura, The Intercept An innocent...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 37

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: The Los Angeles Times reports that on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that state jury verdicts in serious criminal cases must be unanimous. Only two states, Oregon and Louisiana, still allow split verdicts to convict felony defendants – a practice that critics say is rooted in racial, ethnic, and religious bigotry. The Court’s ruling brings an end to those states’ nonunanimous jury systems, and is expected to give several dozen prisoners the right to a new trial. A piece from the New Republic focuses on...

Friday April 24, 2020

PM Stories How to Protect Civil Liberties in a Pandemic Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic The 470,000 Potential Voters Most Likely To Be Disenfranchised Next Election Eli Hager, The Marshall Project Confusion Hampers Coronavirus-Driven Inmate Releases Sadie Gurman and Rebecca Davis O’Brien, Wall Street Journal Federal prison system expands virus testing to find hidden asymptomatic infections Kevin Johnson, USA Today Law Enforcement Leaders Agree: Money Bail Has to End, Especially in a Pandemic Ronal Serpas and Taryn Merkl, The Appeal A Precedent Overturned Reveals a Supreme Court in Crisis...

Thursday April 23, 2020

PM Stories New York Rolled Back Bail Reform. What Will The Rest Of The Country Do? Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project New York Tried to Get Rid of Bail. Then the Backlash Came. Jamiles Lartey, Politico Magazine The Supreme Court’s War Over Jury Trials Could Change Everything Matt Ford, New Republic The Important First Amendment Principle Now at Risk Garrett Epps, The Atlantic LAPD will end controversial program that aimed to predict where crimes would occur Leila Miller, Los Angeles Times What You Need To Know About Predictive...

Wednesday April 22, 2020

PM Stories Oregon’s nonunanimous jury system struck down by US Supreme Court; could invalidate 100s of convictions Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, The Oregonian A Brief Criminal History of the Mask Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic A Shot in Hell (Nevada) Adam Weinstein, New Republic Is Domestic Violence Rising During the Coronavirus Shutdown? Here’s What the Data Shows. Weihua Li and Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project Murder at Sutton Place Christopher Bollen, Vanity Fair ‘A Tale of Two Countries’: Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests The Crime Report