Williams v. Louisiana And The Asymmetric Pursuit of Criminal Justice

5/23/18  //  Quick Reactions

Prosecutors recently agreed to the release of a man wrongfully convicted as a child. But not without a cost.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Legal Innocence and Federal Habeas

5/22/18  //  Commentary

A recent article shows why federal courts can and should revisit the convictions and sentences of many federal prisoners affected by Sessions v. Dimaya.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The Other Guidelines Predicament

5/18/18  //  Commentary

Courts are beginning to address how the Sentencing Guidelines might be affected by Sessions v. Dimaya.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Versus Trump: The Great Marijuana Debate

5/3/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Charlie, and Jason continue their investigation of the relationship between federal and state law by debating the Trump Administration's reversal of Obama-era guidance about marijuana enforcement. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Versus Trump: Movin' Right Along

4/12/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie revisit two lawsuits in which the Plaintiffs have recently successfully fought off motions to dismiss and been allowed to proceed. And in a new installment of "Sanctions Corner with Uncle Charlie," Charlie answers questions about the FBI raid on the office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Versus Trump: Voting Wars and Justice Scalia, with Rick Hasen

3/29/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Jason talks to Rick Hasen, a leading election law scholar and purveyor of the Election Law Blog, about what's going on at the voting booth, possible campaign finance law violations by both Trump and Clinton in the 2016 cycle, and Justice Scalia, who is the subject of Rick's new book, The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Sorry, Sessions: You Probably Can't Put Drug "Kingpins" to Death

3/23/18  //  Quick Reactions

Federal prosecutors who seek the death penalty in cases where no death results are inviting a constitutional challenge they’re likely to lose.

Versus Trump: Can The Government Execute Drug Dealers?

3/22/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha and Charlie take a quick gander at Donald Trump's proposal to seek the death penalty for drug dealers. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

A Different Take On The New Cert Petition In Williams v. Louisiana

3/20/18  //  Quick Reactions

There's another reason the Court should take a close look at the cert petition in Williams v. Louisiana.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Trump's Politicization of Law Enforcement is Authoritarian in Nature

3/9/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Trump’s actions to quash the independence of federal law enforcement mirror the approach of autocratic leaders around the globe.

Versus Trump: Russia Check-In

3/1/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Jason, and Charlie check back in with the most politically charged of all Versus Trump suits: the Russia investigation. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Versus Trump: Are There Lawsuits About Gun Regulation?

2/22/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Jason, and Charlie discuss what's going on in courts related to gun regulation. They focus on one set of Versus Trump lawsuits in this area: suits by the Gabby Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence requesting any Trump Administration records that would show the influence of the gun lobby on the Administration. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Versus Trump: The House Versus The FBI

2/8/18  //  Commentary

On the latest episode of Versus Trump, Charlie and Easha talk all things Russia investigation (or tangentially Russia investigation)—the Nunes #meh-mo, the fallout therefrom, and whether Trump will be interviewed by the Special Counsel.

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

The Mandatory Guidelines Predicament

1/29/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Prisoners sentenced under the mandatory Sentencing Guidelines are not faring well in the courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court won't have a ton of opportunities to correct those decisions, if it thinks they are wrong.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Samantha Jaffe

Michigan Law

Versus Trump: Borderline Searches + Response To First Mondays

11/16/17  //  Commentary

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss a new lawsuit that forces courts to answer the question of whether the federal government needs a warrant to search people's electronic devices at the U.S. border, and they also respond to a discussion on the Supreme Court podcast First Mondays regarding the government's recent filing in the Hargan v. Garza abortion case. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens