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October 6, 2021

Still time to register for "Understanding Drug Sentencing" conference former AG Eric Holder and Piper Kerman keynote

I first noted here the conference organized by the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center and the Academy for Justice set for October 7-8, 2021, titled "Understanding Drug Sentencing and its Contributions to Mass Punishment."  On the eve of the event, folks can still register separately for each of the events on Thursday, for all Friday events, on the Agenda page

As the agenda page details, day one of the symposium includes the "Inaugural 2021 Menard Family Lecture on Drug Policy and Criminal Justice" on Thursday, October 7 from 12:30-2pm EDT.  The Inaugural 2021 Menard Family Lecture on Drug Policy and Criminal Justice will feature Eric H. Holder, Jr., former Attorney General of the United States, and Piper Kerman, social justice advocate and author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” with special guests Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Chief U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley for the Southern District of Ohio.

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A Massive Fail on Crime Reporting by The New York Times, NPR: Sensational stories about a “spike” in murders offer a model of how not to cover criminal justice.

By Scott Hechinger


h/t Prof. Rachel Barkow on Twitter.


If kotodama is reading this, regarding a comment on another blog, a corrected version of the SB8 opinion was dropped shortly after the main release (h/t Prof. Steve Vladeck).

Posted by: Joe | Oct 7, 2021 9:30:19 AM

"Major death penalty ruling in Oregon this morning. Looks like the state supreme court has issued an opinion striking down a death sentence, the implications of which would be the vacating of ALL current death sentences"

Me learning Oregon actually has a death penalty ...

See this thread: https://twitter.com/davidminpdx/status/1446136553533624320

Posted by: Joe | Oct 7, 2021 12:30:59 PM

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