Category Archives: Prosecutor’s Role

Defending a Terror Suspect

Since the capture and arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (pictured on the left at his high school graduation in Cambridge, Massachusetts), the college sophomore charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, I have thought about another young man who was charged with … Continue reading

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Criminalizing Normal Adolescent Behavior in Communities of Color: The Role of Prosecutors in Juvenile Justice Reform

The title of this post is the title of a new must-read article by Professor Kristin Henning (Georgetown), forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review.  Few legal scholars have looked closely at the role of the prosecutor in juvenile court, a … Continue reading

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