A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
When two scientists discover a book looted by the Nazis, they seek out the rightful heir and in the process explore the reparations process of early postwar days.
Karin Andert, Niko Kohls
Juries hear only 4 percent of criminal trials in America. Their decline has fostered radical punitiveness, but reforms and novel institutions are breathing new life into the jury and civic participation more broadly.
Albert W. Dzur
The philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy. It's time to move past blame.
Barbara H. Fried
The Constitution assigns the job of carrying out its vision to all the branches of government, not just to the judiciary.
Pamela S. Karlan
In Amanda Knox's new book, teen chick lit gives way to an insightful memoir from behind the prison walls.
Ríos Montt—and the United States—evade justice.
Justice Scalia betrayed originalist interpretation when he defended an individual right to own guns.
Republican hawks think Tsarnaev should have been held as an enemy combatant. Their views are wrong and dangerous.
Prosecutors have established "Conviction Integrity Units" to correct wrongful convictions that they themselves pursued.
Why one man’s innocence is so hard to prove.
Colombia may be entering peace talks, but the changes are not benefitting everyone.
Today, the vast majority of felony defendants depend on appointed counsel to represent them, and the quality of representation varies wildly.
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