Cementing Criminal Justice Reform

Publications

, The American Interest
Punishment with a Point: How to Use the Traffic Code to Improve Misdemeanor Justice
Lars Trautman

Disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, and trespassing. Crimes of the century, they are not. Yet their impact on those who commit them—including everything from employment barriers to the…

, Insider Advantage
No, Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia Isn’t Dead
Marc Hyden

In a memorable scene from the comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a government official meanders through a plague-infested village screaming, “Bring out your dead!” —…

, The American Interest
Punishment with a Point: How to Use the Traffic Code to Improve Misdemeanor Justice
Lars Trautman

From The American Interest:

Disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, and trespassing. Crimes of the century, they are not. Yet their impact on those who commit them—including everything…

, The Cato Institute
Cato Files Brief Challenging Qualified Immunity for Warrantless Strip Search of 4-Year-Old
Media Coverage

From The Cato Institute:

This brief was joined by all of the following groups: the ACLU, Alliance Defending Freedom, American Association for Justice, Americans for Prosperity, Due Process…

I.B. and Doe v. Woodward: Brief Of Cross-Ideological Groups Dedicated To Ensuring Official Accountability, Restoring The Public’s Trust In Law Enforcement, And Promoting The Rule Of Law As Amici Curiae In Support Of Petitioner
Arthur Rizer

From The Supreme Court of the United States:

The R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-policy research organization whose mission is to engage in policy research and outreach to…

, The Crime Report
Florida’s Conviction Integrity Unit Scores First Win; Can It Keep Working?
Lars Trautman

Over four decades ago, a Florida prosecutor put Clifford Williams Jr. and his nephew Nathan Myers behind bars for a murder they didn’t commit.

Last month, one helped set them free.

The…

, The Hill
Voters are driving justice reform
Eli Lehrer

When crime rates soared between the 1970s and early 1990s, Democrats and Republicans alike did everything possible to avoid being labeled “soft on crime.” As crime has dropped, however,…

, Newsy
Newsy’s “The Why” with Jesse Kelley
Media Coverage

R Street’s Jesse Kelley discusses the Curtis Flowers case on Newsy’s “The Why”

, Inside Sources
Smollett Case Depressingly Normal in One Respect — Overcharging a Defendant
Lars Trautman

Sensational and extraordinary. These two words aptly describe the Jussie Smollett case, from its origins as a dramatic, politically tinged hate crime with a celebrity victim to its…

In SUPPORT of SB 149, “AN ACT concerning Task Force to Study Crime Classification and Penalties.”
Emily Mooney

Testimony from:

Emily Mooney, Research Associate, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute

Jesse Kelley, Government Affairs Specialist, R Street Institute

In SUPPORT of SB 149,…