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Achieving press put not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

Achieving press put not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, announced a moratorium on the death penalty, temporarily pardoning 737 inmates on death row. While this suspension remains unprecedented, not everyone knows how much of an effect it will have on the criminal justice system. However, despit...

20 Great Reads of 2015

20 Great Reads of 2015

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like Marlow on his way up the Congo, these men seemed to experience a disturbance in their Western consciousness. … These were ...

Norfolk four case expert Richard Leo speaks to Urban School constitutional law class about problems in justice system

February 6, 2011

It was a horrible scene: a woman lay raped and killed in her Norfolk, Va., apartment. Within weeks, suspicion settled on four Navy men. They all confessed to the crime. The reaction from the community was one of relief. There was just one problem: The men were not guilty. What should have been...

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