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, Reason
Ohio and Alabama Voters Approve Tough-on-Crime Cash Bail Initiatives
Sarah Wall

From Reason:

Voters in Ohio and Alabama on Tuesday chose to make their states’ respective cash bail systems more stringent, electing in different ways to enshrine a dangerousness standard…

, Fox News
Pennsylvania ballot fight could drag on long after Election Day; thousands of votes in limbo
Matt Germer

From Fox News:

The legal fight in Pennsylvania over mail-in ballots with missing or incorrect dates could drag on for weeks after Election Day, forcing courts to make the final decision on whether…

Christi M. Smith: The longer they’re in the Allegheny County Jail, the more dangerous it is
Christi Smith

Facing real threats of mistreatment, assault and even death, inmates at the Allegheny County Jail need champions for justice. Once incarcerated himself, Mark Thompson saw individuals who were in jail…

, Reason
New Jersey Cracks Down on Breweries for Hosting Trivia Nights, Serving Food
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey refused to allow breweries to deliver their brews to people’s houses, even though taprooms were forced to close on account of stay-at-home orders. Now,…

, The Morning Call
‘We’re here to try to save lives’: How a Lehigh Valley drug task force hopes to get fentanyl off the streets amid a surge in drug deaths
Jillian Snider

From The Morning Call:
Jillian Snider, a former New York Police Department narcotics officer who lectures at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, said the task force model succeeds…

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts and Rise in Crime: Spotlight on Allegheny County, Pa. 
Lisel Petis

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the subject. Scroll to the end to see the most recent posts in the series.

Introduction
The nation has been captivated by reports of rising crime and…

, Reason
Massachusetts Lawmakers Say They Want to Loosen Booze Rules. This Proposal Would Do the Opposite.
Sarah Wall & C. Jarrett Dieterle

When it comes to alcohol, Massachusetts is downright reactionary. Unfortunately, a new “reform” proposal that’s backed by entrenched business interests is only likely to continue that…

Unpacking the Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Policy in the Northeast
Mazen Saleh & Sarah Wall

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
From the time they were first introduced into the market, e-cigarettes have been at the center of a public health debate about their value as smoking-cessation devices versus their…

Going Up in Smoke: The Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Restrictions
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2022) – A new study by R Street Institute Government Affairs Manager Sarah Wall and Harm Reduction Policy Director Mazen Saleh examines the unintended negative consequences of…

In SUPPORT of Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Report & Recommendations
Sarah Anderson

Testimony from Sarah Anderson, Associate Director, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties at R Street Institute in support of Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force Report &…

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