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OH: Update on the East Cleveland Three

OH: Update on the East Cleveland Three

On his way out the door, Cuyahoga County’s elected District Attorney belatedly conceded to clean up another mess: Tim McGinty dropped murder charges against the “East Cleveland Three”—Eugene Johnson, Derrick Wheatt, and Laurese Glover. This latest and (probably) final...
FL: Looking Into the Company that Angela Corey Keeps

FL: Looking Into the Company that Angela Corey Keeps

A recent high-visibility piece in the Nation questions whether Florida’s Fourth District State Attorney Angela Corey is fit for her role—one for which she is seeking re-election. The article establishes that her jurisdiction “embodies the outdated ideas that have...
News Roundup: Houston DA Jails Rape Victim

News Roundup: Houston DA Jails Rape Victim

In recent weeks, local and national news outlets have reported that the Harris County District Attorney’s office in Houston, Texas, jailed a victim in a rape case in order to compel her to testify at her attacker’s trial. Though there has been some...

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