What Matter of Soram Got Wrong: “Child Abuse” Crimes that May Trigger Deportation Are Constantly Evolving and Even Target Good Parents

What Matter of Soram Got Wrong: “Child Abuse” Crimes that May Trigger Deportation Are Constantly Evolving and Even Target Good Parents

This is a guest post by Kari Hong* and Philip L. Torrey.** Many are surprised to learn that crime-based deportations[1] do not necessarily make intuitive sense. Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA)[2], a misdemeanor...
Book Review: Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, by Emily Bazelon

Book Review: Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, by Emily Bazelon

“Numbingly normal.” It’s how Emily Bazelon describes the outcome in Connick v. Thompson, a 2011 Supreme Court case that shielded prosecutors’ offices from liability for Brady violations resulting from the offices’ failure to train their attorneys. This immunity from...