Op-eds and first-person posts on criminal law topics and coverage of appellate criminal decisions. The blog ceased publishing on March 20, 2017.
Posts cover recent cases in the news related to criminal defendants; the wrongfully convicted and the exonerated; the death penalty and sentencing in general.
Several posts per day, keep “sentencing fans” updated on the latest news stories, commentary, cert grants, rulings, argument transcripts, research and scholarship on criminal penalties.
Analytical and philosophical posts cover criminal justice writ large: misconceptions about the rate of violent crime, how to fix the jury system, “overcriminalization” and the high rate of incarceration in the U.S.