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Friday January 22, 2021

PM Stories How to Decode Biden’s Immigration Blitz Julia Preston, The Marshall Project The ‘Muslim Ban’ Is Gone. Now What? Harsha Panduranga, Brennan Center for Justice Biden Is the First President to Openly Oppose the Death Penalty Austin Sarat, Slate Trump’s criminal justice commission produced some helpful results. Biden should build on them. Editorial Board, Washington Post Will Bringing Science Back to the White House Reinvigorate Forensics Reform? Jordan Smith, The Intercept Illinois poised to become first state to...

Thursday January 21, 2021

PM Stories The Biden Administration’s Opportunity for Change Brennan Center for Justice Biden administration expects early focus on domestic extremism threat Jim Sciutto, CNN Biden vowed to defeat domestic terrorism. The how is the hard part. Laura Barrón-López and Natasha Bertrand, Politico Biden Launches Effort To Undo Trump’s Damage On Immigration Rowaida Abdelaziz, HuffPost Decades of Federal Policies Turned Local Police On Immigrant Communities. Here’s How Biden Can Stop That. Alina Das, The Appeal Relatives of Jacob Blake Jr....

Wednesday January 20, 2021

PM Stories ‘American Carnage’ Is Donald Trump’s Legacy Amanda Terkel, HuffPost Trump grants clemency to 143 people in late-night pardon blast Rosalind S. Helderman, Josh Dawsey, and Beth Reinhard, Washington Post Trump’s final wave of pardons includes names pushed by criminal justice reform advocates Annie Karni, New York Times Trump’s Pardons Show The Process Has Always Been Broken Nicole Lewis, Justin George, and Eli Hager, The Marshall Project Trump’s ‘Law and Order’: One More Deceptive Tactic Is Exposed Elaina Plott, New York...

Tuesday January 19, 2021

PM Stories Federal prisons on lockdown in run-up to Biden inauguration Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo, AP News Zoom funerals, outdoor classes: Jails are evolving amid COVID, but what happens afterward? Keri Blakinger, NBC News State Prison COVID-19 Wave Grows as Inmates Wait for Vaccines Rosa Goldensohn, The City Judge asks for release of nearly 2,000 inmates to avoid ‘killing field’ at Harris County Jail Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle Families Of Prisoners Hospitalized With COVID Often Cannot Get Critical Details Deborah...

Monday January 18, 2021

PM Stories Dr. Martin Luther King’s Moral Opposition to the Death Penalty Equal Justice Initiative ‘This is not justice’: Justice Sonia Sotomayor offers fierce dissent in death penalty case Raul A. Reyes, NBC News ‘Expedited Spree of Executions’ Faced Little Supreme Court Scrutiny Adam Liptak, New York Times Trump Targeted the Mentally Ill With His Lame Duck Execution Spree Austin Sarat, Slate Biden campaigned on eliminating death penalty – we could soon see how that turns out Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 75

On the criminal justice policy front: A piece from Politico goes inside the investigation into last week’s violence at the Capitol. With the hunt to identify, track down, and arrest the rioters already well underway, it remains to be seen how federal and local prosecutors will go about holding them accountable. Some crimes, like assault or unlawful entry, might be easier to investigate and prosecute; but other potential charges, like incitement and conspiracy, are much more complex. A piece from ProPublica explores some of the legal barriers and loopholes that may hamper the investigation. In recent years,...