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"DOJ Persuades Federal District Court to Keep Its Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book From Being Disclosed to the American Public; NACDL to Appeal Decision," NACDL News Release, December 22, 2014.

"December E-News," NACDL, December 22, 2014.

"Congress Violated the Equal Protection Clause and Exacerbated Racial Disparity When it Reaffirmed the Federal Sentencing Disparity for Powder to Crack Cocaine, Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Tells Federal Appeals Court," NACDL News Release, December 22, 2014.

"‘Why the Innocent Plead Guilty’: An Exchange," Nancy Gertner, Bruce Brower, and Paul Shechtman, reply by Jed S. Rakoff, New York Review of Books, December 20, 2014.

"Opinion: Pardon Mark Wahlberg," by Richard Lipsky, The Boston Globe, December 19, 2014.

"U.S. Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditions," by Benjamin Weiser, Michael Schwirtz, and Michael Winerip, The New York Times, December 18, 2014.

"Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Law," by Jack Healy, The New York Times, December 18, 2014.

"How the death penalty continued its slow, steady decline in 2014," by Mark Berman, The Washington Post, December 18, 2014.

"German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls," by Craig Timberg, The Washington Post, December 18, 2014.

"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Private Prisons...," by Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project, December 18, 2014.

"Black Boy, White Boy," by Dana Goldstein, The Marshall Project, December 18, 2014.

"What Are the Limits of Police Subterfuge?," by Bruce Scneier, The Atlantic, December 17, 2014.

"The Slow Death of the Death Penalty," by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, December 17, 2014.

"South Carolina Judge Vacates Conviction of George Stinney in 1944 Execution," by Campbell Robertson, The New York Times, December 17, 2014.

"Search Found Invalid Where Police Had No Intent to Arrest," Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal, December 17, 2014.

"Clemency Project 2014 Applauds President Obama for Granting Eight Commutations," NACDL News Release, December 17, 2014.

"Panel to Set Terms to End Abusive Reign at Los Angeles County Jail System," by Timothy Williams, The New York Times, December 16, 2014.

"Mississippi Supreme Court overturns conviction involving Steven Hayne, Shaken Baby Syndrome," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, December 16, 2014.

"Judge Regrets Harsh Human Toll Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences," by Carrie Johnson and Marisa Penaloza, NPR, December 16, 2014.

"Op-Ed: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers," by Ian M. Kysel, The Washington Post, December 16, 2014.

"After 17 Years Behind Bars, Coming Home To A Different Life," by Carrie Johnson and Marisa Penaloza, NPR, December 16, 2014.

"The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law," by Jeannie Suk, The New Yorker, December 15, 2014.

"Police Patrols in New York Public Housing Draw Scrutiny," by J. David Goodman, The New York Times, December 15, 2014.

"Op-Ed: California is overdue in adopting rule on exculpatory evidence," by Barry Scheck and Laurie Levenson, The Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2014.

"How Much Does the NYPD Spend on Misdemeanor Arrests?," by Victoria Bekiempis, Newsweek, December 15, 2014.

"Fourth Circuit Grapples With Privacy of Cell Tower Data7," by Mike Scarcella, The Blog of Legal Times, December 15, 2014.

"A Vet and His Demons: Does he belong in a prison or a hospital?," by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, December 15, 2014.

"I.R.S. Asset Seizure Case Is Dropped by Prosecutors," by Shaila Dewan, The New York Times, December 13, 2014.

"Death sentence reversed in killing of prison guard," Associated Press, December 13, 2014.

"America’s police on trial The United States needs to overhaul its law-enforcement system," The Economist, December 13, 2014.

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