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"US-based attorneys blast Guam AG for nixing pay parity for public defenders," by Gina T. Reilly, Pacific Island Times, March 20, 2023
"Should RIers serving long prison terms get a chance at release? Bill would give sentences a 'second look'," by Katie Mulvaney, The Providence Journal, March 17, 2023
"The World’s Real ‘Cybercrime’ Problem," by Andrew Couts and Dhruv Mehrotra, WIRED, March 15, 2023
"Gideon at 60: A Promise Not Yet Fulfilled," by Rebecca Silber and Julia Durnan, Arnold Ventures, March 16, 2023
"'Right to an attorney' only goes so far. Our war on crime leaves injustice in its wake.," by April Frazier Camara, Lori James-Townes, and Lisa Monet Wayne, USA Today, March 17, 2023
"Massachusetts' Tobacco Ban Went as Badly as You'd Expect," by Jacob Grier, Reason, March 09, 2023
"Warren, Sanders Want to Ban Racist Facial Recognition Tools From Government Use," By Sharon Zhang, Truthout, March 08, 2023
"FBI, Pentagon helped research facial recognition for street cameras, drones," by Drew Harwell, Washington Post, March 07, 2023
"Deja Vishny wins Criminal Defense Bar Champion of Justice Award," Wisconsin Law Journal, March 04, 2023
"Alec Baldwin should not face criminal charges for an unintentional shooting," by Lisa Monet Wayne, Inside Sources, March 04, 2023
"The cameras know who you are. Now they want to use AI to find your friends too," by Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, March 03, 2023
"Prosecutors and Judges Push for Conviction Reviews, Ban on Junk Science of 911 Call Analysis," by Brett Murphy, ProPublica, February 24, 2023
"As crime-solving goes hi-tech, public defenders scramble to keep up," by Johana Bhuiyan, The Guardian, February 24, 2023
"How new law, recent trial could change the legal landscape for FL ex-felons still facing voter fraud charges," by Katie LaGrone, WTXL, February 20, 2023
"Bowser proposes changes to D.C. criminal code bill as congressional action nears," by Michael Brice-Saddler, Omari Daniels, and Meagan Flynn , Washington Post, February 06, 2023