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"Fixing Rikers requires hard work: Eradicate the trial penalty," by Martín Antonio Sabelli and Susan J. Walsh, New York Daily News, October 16, 2021
"‘Planning for Losing’: A Lesson on Justice Reform from Afghanistan," by Marc Levin, The Crime Report, September 16, 2021
"Has the Pandemic Killed Jury Trials?," by Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report, September 13, 2021
"Truth, Lies and Plea Bargaining," by Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report, July 22, 2021
"Candidates for Manhattan District Attorney on Ending the 'Trial Penalty'," by Anna Kaufman, Gotham Gazette, June 16, 2021
"Lawmakers have a chance to eradicate the trial penalty," by Susan J. Walsh and Norman L. Reimer, Albany Times Union, May 31, 2021
"Memo to Joe Biden: Add a Civilian Justice Corps to Your ‘New Deal’," by James Doyle, The Crime Report, April 16, 2021
"When Going To Trial Isn’t Worth It," by Toni Messina, Above the Law, April 15, 2021
"Opinion: How the trial penalty drives injustice," by Susan J. Walsh and Norman L. Reimer, New York Daily News, April 06, 2021
"Cash bail: 3 teenagers. 3 sets of alleged crimes. All treated differently. All in the same system.," by Adam Rogan, The Journal Times, April 02, 2021
"Study Finds Right to Trial Under Attack; Defense Lawyers Seek Way to End ‘Trial Penalty’ in NY State," by Ned Meiners, The Davis Vanguard, April 03, 2021
"A Utah man convicted of gang-related robberies could be released from prison 40 years early," by Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, April 01, 2021
"Scathing Report Faults Rockland DA In 2012 Gas Explosion Case," by Lanning Taliaferro, Patch, April 01, 2021
"'Coercive' Prosecution Drives Trial Penalty, Defense Attys Say," by Marco Poggio, Law360, March 30, 2021
"The Marshall Project Opening Statement," by Andrew Cohen, The Marshall Project, March 31, 2021