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June 13, 2023

New American Criminal Law Review symposium issue covers "Reform-Minded Prosecution"

I was intrigued and impressed to see that the American Criminal Law Review has already published its Fall 2023 issue, which is a symposium issue covering "Reform-Minded Prosecution." Here are the contents:


Preface: New Directions in Prosecutorial Reform by Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Justin Murray, and Maybell Romero


Drug-Induced Homicide Laws and False Beliefs About Drug Distributors: Three Myths That Are Leaving Prosecutors Misinformed by Taleed El-Sabawi, Jennifer J. Carroll, and Morgan Godvin

Prosecutorial Mutiny by Cynthia Godsoe and Maybell Romero

A Fiduciary Theory of Progressive Prosecution by Bruce A. Green and Rebecca Roiphe

Progressive Prosecutors or Zealous Defenders, From Coast-to-Coast by Brooks Holland and Steven Zeidman

Progressive Prosecutors: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Line Prosecutors by Laurie L. Levenson

Progressive Prosecution or Zealous Public Defense? The Choice for Law Students Concerned About Our Flawed Criminal Legal System by Abbe Smith

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Posted by: federalist | Jun 13, 2023 5:18:06 PM


worth a read

Posted by: federalist | Jun 14, 2023 9:08:49 AM

Interesting, though striking the guy does not use his real name or talk in any way about the details of his crime (or suggest much remorse).

Posted by: Doug B | Jun 14, 2023 10:10:53 AM

Hard to say, Doug. My mom used to know someone who killed a kid ass a result of a DUI. Guy eventually came to the conclusion that he had to live his life without guilt. He was remorseful. But then he was less so, I guess. You can tell that the author loathes effete liberals.

I don't know how someone looks in the mirror every day knowing he killed a kid because he decided to drive drunk . . . . but like everything else, I suspect people learn to live with it.

Posted by: federalist | Jun 14, 2023 11:30:54 AM

I know a man here in Lexington, who grew up in Pennsylvania. When he was 18 years old, he and his best friend, who he had known since they were 5 years old (in the sandbox), were driving in his Camero on a rain slick road. They had been drinking beer, and he was drunk. The car hydroplaned and went off the road, striking a tree head-on, killing his passenger-friend. More than 20 years later, I know that he feels grief about that incident and his friend's tragic death. He talks about the accident frequently among his friends. Thinking about it haunts him almost every day. In his case, the wreck might have occurred on that wet road, even if he had not been drinking, but he always blames himself.

Posted by: Jim Gormley | Jun 14, 2023 7:46:03 PM

When telling the story about about the Pennsylvania DUI when the driver was 18, I omitted to say that he was convicted of vehicular homicide (because his BAC was above 0.08) and spent 3 years in state prison, before being paroled.

Posted by: Jim Gormley | Jun 14, 2023 7:48:30 PM

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