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    The Role of Prosecutors in Criminal Cases

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor described her experiences as a prosecutor and the role of…

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    Problems with the Cash Bail System

    Nicholas Turner, president of the Vera Institute for Justice, talked about how bail works and problems…

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    Post-Incarceration and Employment

    Nicholas Turner, president of the Vera Institute for Justice, talked about employment trends for…

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    Due Process and the Miranda Warning

    The Supreme Court has the power to interpret the Constitution. Its rulings on cases determine the…

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    "Stop and Frisk" Practices and the Fourth Amendment

    Jay Schweikert talked about the use of “stop and frisk” and the legality of the practice based on…

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    Meet Bryan Stevenson, author of "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption"

    Not sure which nonfiction text to choose? Meet Bryan Stevenson, author of "Just Mercy: A Story of…

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    Ida B. Wells Anti-Lynching Campaign

    Ida B. Wells, born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi, was a crusader against lynching and…

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    Early Criminal Justice: Eastern State Penitentiary

    This bellringer highlights the foundation of the facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA) and…

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    Colonial Courts

    This bellringer provides an overview of an example from Virginia (VA) of the role of courts in colonial…

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    Gideon v Wainwright and the Right to Counsel

    In 1963, based on a handwritten petition from an indigent Florida prisoner, the Supreme Court decided…

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    The Exclusionary Rule and Mapp v Ohio

    The 1961 Supreme Court case of Mapp v. Ohio originated when police officers demanded entry into the home…

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    Civil Liberties

    "Civil Liberties" is a broad umbrella term referring to individual freedoms and guarantees that are…

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    Jury Selection

    In speaking about the 2018 Defense Authorization Markup and military courts, Representative Trent Kelly…

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    The History of Jury Trials in the United States

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) discussed the history behind jury trials and an independent judiciary.

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    Plea Deals and Jury Trials

    Senator Cory Booker and Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia spoke about plea deals and…

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    USA FREEDOM Act

    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) talked about the USA FREEDOM Act, which President Obama signed into…

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    Drawbacks and Costs of Jury Trials

    In the context of a discussion about the future of civil jury trials, litigator Bert Rein talked about…

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    Mara Salvatrucha also known as MS-13

    American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies Research Director Hector Silva…

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    Mental Illness and the U.S. Prison System

    Journalist Alisa Roth discussed the large about of people with mental illness incarcerated in the U.S.…

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    Prosecuting Federal Hate Crimes

    Robert Moossy, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, talked about how hate crimes are…

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