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"How an informant named ‘Platinum’ anchored a federal takedown of a Va. gang," by Rachel Weiner and Clarence Williams, Washington Post, December 11, 2017.

"Pipe Bomb Explodes in New York Subway Walkway," by Sarah Maslin Nir, Jonah Engel Bromwich, and William K. Rashbaum, New York Times, December 11, 2017.

"Groundbreaking New Conference Report: Judicial Responsibility for Justice in Criminal Courts," NACDL News Release, December 7, 2017.

"The end of American prison visits: jails end face-to-face contact – and families suffer," by Shannon Sims, The Guardian, December 9, 2017.

"This Judge Defends ‘Unredeemables’ Even as He Sends Them to Prison," by Alan Feuer, New York Times, December 8, 2017.

"Evolving forensic science prompts new look at old convictions," by Laura C. Morel, Tampa Bay Times, December 8, 2017.

"Michael Slager, Officer in Walter Scott Shooting, Gets 20-Year Sentence," by Alan Blinder, New York Times, December 7, 2017.

"Detective violated law when searching teen in ‘sexting’ case, federal appeals court rules," by Tom Jackman, Washington Post, December 6, 2017.

"Will Advocates Finally Bring Down the Industry Turning a Profit off the Backs of Poor Families?," by Rachel Anspach, Rewire, December 5, 2017.

"The Takedown of Title IX," by Kathryn Joyce, New York Times, December 5, 2017.

"Feds File New Charges Against Undocumented Immigrant In Kate Steinle Case," by Richard Gonzales, NPR, December 5, 2017.

"2,000 cases affected by Baltimore police misconduct, public defender says," by Eric Levenson and Lauren del Valle, CNN, December 5, 2017.

"Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect," by Adam Liptak, New York Times, December 4, 2017.

"SCOTUS rejects case of Alabama Death Row inmate who claims racial discrimination in jury picks," by Kent Faulk,, December 4, 2017.

"Prosecutors say number of criminal cases to be dropped for reliance on indicted Baltimore gun unit rises to 125," by Kevin Rector, Baltimore Sun, December 4, 2017.

"A Dubious Arrest, a Compromised Prosecutor, a Tainted Plea: How One Murder Case Exposes a Broken System," by Megan Rose, ProPublica, December 4, 2017.

"WBUR: Mass. Judiciary Considers Whether To Ban Opioids As Courtroom Evidence," by Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press, December 3, 2017.

"Marine general asks federal court to overturn his Guantánamo contempt conviction," by Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald, December 3, 2017.

"NACDL November 2017 E-News," NACDL E-News, November 30, 2017.

"Brock Turner Is Appealing His Sexual Assault Conviction," by Maya Salam, New York Times, December 2, 2017.

"House Intelligence Committee passes spy-bill renewal, but on party lines," by Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post, December 1, 2017.

"Trump fumes after San Francisco jury acquits illegal immigrant charged in Kate Steinle killing," by Fred Barbash and Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, December 1, 2017.

"American Detained by Military Wants a Lawyer, Government Acknowledges," by Charlie Savage, New York Times, November 30, 2017.

"Blackwater Brass Rips ‘Spineless, Worthless’ Jeff Sessions," by Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast, November 30, 2017.

"The Impenetrable Program Transforming How Courts Treat DNA Evidence," by Jessica Pishko, WIRED, November 29, 2017.

"No Mercy for Judges Who Show Mercy," by Joseph Neff, November 29, 2017.

"Justices Seem Ready to Boost Protection of Digital Privacy," by Adam Liptak, New York Times, November 29, 2017.

"Arkansas Prosecutors Drop Murder Case That Hinged On Evidence From Amazon Echo," by Colin Dwyer, NPR, November 29, 2017.

"To break the cycle of children sold for sex, the legal system is trying something new," by Rory Appleton, Fresno Bee, November 28, 2017.

"Where the Poor Face the Death Penalty Without a Lawyer," by Eli Hager, Marshall Project, November 28, 2017.

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