Cementing Criminal Justice Reform

Publications

, Newsy
Nila Bala on Newsy’s The Why
Nila Bala

From Newsy:

Nila Bala discusses facial recognition technology and how policymakers should approach regulating it.

, Brookings
What are the proper limits on police use of facial recognition?
Nila Bala & Caleb Watney

Last month, the city of San Francisco decided to ban the use of facial recognition technology in its various government agencies. While a complete ban in perpetuity likely goes too far, it does…

The Use of Lay Magistrates in the United States
Lars Trautman & SteVon Felton

With an arrest occurring once every three seconds in the United States and magistrates called to adjudicate the freedom of many of these individuals, the remaining states need to follow suit and…

, Real Clear Health
Smoking Marijuana Is Bad for Your Health, but Spending Time in Jail Is Worse
Jesse Kelley & Arthur Rizer

From cheesy taglines insisting “This ain’t your grandfather’s marijuana” to hyperbolic headlines warning that “Cannabis Users Risk their Sanity,” we have been lectured for decades about…

, Arnold Ventures
Shining a Light Inside Prisons
Arthur Rizer

From Arnold Ventures:

Arthur Rizer, director of criminal justice and civil liberties at the R Street Institute, says the only way to advance prison reform is to first address the inhumane…

, Law 360
Death Row Case Stirs Fears Over Quality Of Defense Counsel
Arthur Rizer

From Law 360:

Arthur Rizer, director of the Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties division of the R Street Institute, agreed, saying the quality of representation is “very dependent on where…

, 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
Arthur Rizer

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…