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March 17, 2023
Trump Might Face Criminal Charges—But He’s Unlikely to Face Justice
Georgia DA Fani Willis is expected to announce whether she’ll bring charges against Trump any day. The only question—what happens after that?
November 30, 2022
Larry Krasner on What Will Actually Reduce Crime
A conversation with the Philadelphia district attorney about violence, elections, and the Republican Party.
November 1, 2022
Can a District Attorney Dismantle Mass Incarceration and Fight for Gender Justice?
Civil rights lawyer and anti-carceral feminist Pamela Price might just win the Alameda County DA seat—but can she resolve its contradictions?
August 18, 2022
Without “Roe,” Who Is Holding Prosecutors to Account?
A conversation with Andrea James, the executive director of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, and Sakira Cook, the co–interim vice president at Color of Change.
October 11, 2021
“They Are Throwing New Yorkers Into Cages on Rikers Island in Our Name!”
In a rare move, a group of elected officials has begun showing up in courtrooms to bear witness to the banal cruelty that keep Rikers going.
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May 19, 2021
The Police Union Failed Miserably in Its Attempt to Beat Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner
Across the country, police unions are trying to defeat progressive reformers. Tuesday’s hotly contested election shows voters remain committed to changing an unjust system.
May 18, 2021
Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation’s Most Powerful DA’s Office
The Manhattan district attorney’s office is a vital cog in New York City’s vast incarceration machine. Tahanie Aboushi is running to change that.
April 2, 2021
How the Elmhurst Three Finally Won Their Freedom
published the story of three men—George Bell, Gary Johnson, and Rohan Bolt—imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit. At last, they’re home.
January 25, 2021
The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists
The Biden administration will be judged by how seriously it prosecutes the white supremacists who tried to overturn the election.
September 17, 2020
Is Bill Barr Trump’s Most Dangerous Sidekick?
The attorney general has been chipping away at the rule of law for 18 months. Last night, he made another big claim to unfettered power.