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Coronavirus can mean a death sentence to prisoners

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By Nancy Gertner

Even with the coronavirus spreading in prisons, even though...


The American Academy of Arts & Sciences Announces New 2020 Members

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Cambridge, MA | April 23, 2020 – The American Academy of Arts & Sciences was...


Compassionate release now for prisoners vulnerable to the coronavirus

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By Nancy Gertner and John Reinstein

Prisons are Petri dishes for...


Stone case lays bare Barr’s not so just Justice Department

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When Department of Justice prosecutors told the judge...


This President Won't Be Deterred

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By Nancy Gertner

Modern deterrence theorists believe that if it’s likely you will...


(Un)forgiveable

By Nancy Gertner

When Should Law Forgive?
By Martha Minow
Norton

Martha Minow is no stranger to tackling the most complex moral, legal, and political issues of our time, from dealing with post-conflict...


William Barr’s new war on drugs

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By Nancy Gertner

Attorney General William P. Barr’s ...


What the Constitution actually says about a Senate impeachment trial

By Nancy Gertner

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It’s common to hear television...


This isn’t a partisan hit job; Trump deserves to be impeached

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By Nancy Gertner

While an impeachable offense is, as Gerald Ford...


Now We See You: The Reid Technique and 'When They See Us'

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Reid never has acknowledged an uncomfortable truth that this...


Trump Is Bad. Barr Is Worse

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By Nancy Gertner

The whistleblower complaint released Thursday alleged...


5 To Life: Compassionate Release

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5 TO LIFE: COMPASSIONATE RELEASE

"When Allison's father was given three months...


The Revolt of the Feminist Law Profs

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The Robert Mueller We Saw Testify Is Not The Man I Knew

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From the moment he was appointed special counsel, he knew that he was walking on eggshells, that a "...


Talking Feds Podcast "No Hope" with Judge Gertner, Paul Fishman, and Matt Miller

Joined by Judge Nancy Gertner, Paul Fishman, and Matt Miller, The Feds take up the administration’s assertion of absolute immunity for Hope Hicks, including whether absolute immunity is even a viable legal concept. They then consider a new...


Beyond caricature: The real lives at stake in the abortion debate

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By Nancy Gertner

The abortion...


Trump Won't Stop Congress' Investigations

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While the talking heads on television may say otherwise, Special Counsel Robert...


We’ve Seen Federal Aggression With 'Illegals' Before — During Slavery

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By Nancy Gertner

Federal officials roaming the states, seizing...


In AG Barr, Trump has his rhetorical hatchet man

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By Nancy Gertner

One way to understand what...


DA Rollins is on the right path in criminal justice reform

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By Nancy Gertner

Just when it seemed everyone...


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