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"Report: Nation's Criminal Defense Bar Documents "Sixth Amendment-Free" Proceedings in South Carolina Courts," NACDL News Release, January 18, 2017.

"State’s highest court orders prosecutors to drop weak Dookhan cases," by Andy Rosen, Boston Globe, January 18, 2017.

"Assange 'stands by' US extradition 'deal,' Swedes still want to quiz him," by Kelly Fiveash, Ars Technica, January 18, 2017.

"With Only a Few Days Left in Office, President Obama Announces 209 More Commutations," Clemency Project 2014 News Release, January 17, 2017.

"With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head," by Eric Tucker, Associated Press, January 17, 2017.

"Washington state moves to end death penalty," by Reid Wilson, The Hill, January 17, 2017.

"Obama Commutes Sentence of F.A.L.N. Member Oscar Lopez Rivera," by Christopher Mele, The New York Times, January 17, 2017.

"Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence," by Charlie Savage, The New York Times, January 17, 2017.

"U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, critics say," by Joshua Partlow, The Washington Post, January 16, 2017.

"How Mass Incarceration Pushes Black Children Further Behind in School," by Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic, January 16, 2017.

"Loretta Lynch Discusses Chicago Police Department Report," All Things Considered, NPR, January 15, 2017.

"Crime in Chicago and America's Policing Crisis," by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, January 15, 2017.

"As Obama's term ends, thousands hope for clemency," by Pamela Brown and Tammy Kupperman, CNN, January 14, 2017.

"Officers Involved in Tamir Rice Killing Face Administrative Charges," by Christopher Mele, The New York Times, January 13, 2017.

"Justice Department report rips Chicago police for excessive force, lax discipline, bad training," by Jason Meisner, Annie Sweeney, Dan Hinkel, and Jeremy Gorner, The Chicago Tribune, January 13, 2017.

"3 Takata Executives Face Criminal Charges Over Exploding Airbags," by Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times, January 13, 2017.

"New York Misses Opportunity to Lead the Nation on Public Defense Reform," by Barry J. Pollack, The Huffington Post, January 11, 2017.

"DNA Upon Arrest: Solving Cold Cases or Presuming Guilt?," by Rebecca Beitsch, The Pew Char, January 12, 2017.

"Comey Letter on Clinton Email Is Subject of Justice Dept. Inquiry," by Adam Goldman, Eric Lichtblau, and Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times, January 12, 2017.

"Texas carries out nation's first execution in 2017," Associated Press, January 11, 2017.

"Baltimore, U.S. Justice Department reach agreement on police reforms," by Kevin Rector and Luke Broadwater, Baltimore Sun, January 11, 2017.

"Police officers say high-profile killings have made their jobs harder," by Madeline Conway, POLITICO, January 11, 2017.

"Gang Database Criticized for Denying Due Process May Be Used for Deportations," by Jennifer Medina, The New York Times, January 10, 2017.

"Dylann Roof sentenced to death for Emanuel AME Church massacre," by Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes, and Abigail Darlington, The Post and Courier, January 10, 2017.

"Retired generals warn Trump not to bring back torture for terrorism suspects," by Rebecca Savransky, The Hill, January 10, 2017.

"Obama Races to Overhaul Police in Baltimore and Chicago Before Trump Era," by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Timothy Williams, The New York Times, January 10, 2017.

"Supreme Court Seems Wary of Hurdles for Refunds of Fines After Exonerations," by Adam Liptak, The New York Times, January 9, 2017.

"What's Next For Criminal Justice Reform?," by Brentin Mock, CityLab, January 6, 2017.

"Study: Hiring more black cops won’t stop fatal police shootings of black citizens," by Tracy Jan, The Washington Post, January 5, 2017.

"Editorial: An unjust stroke of a pen," Albany Times Union, January 2, 2017.

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