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December 26, 2019

Thanks for a great class ... and a few more posts to highlight the ("who") learning never stops

I have now officially printed out all the class submission, and I am reasonably far along at ready what all you folks had to say in mini- and final papers.  I wanted to use this space not only to say thanks again for a great semester, but also to encourage staying in touch (especially if you might want to seek to have your final paper published).  Also, I cannot resist here one last review of some interesting "whos" appearing in some of the posts from this past month on my main blog:

Following pardon board recs, Pennsylvania Gov Wolf commutes eight life sentences

Another round of headlines highlighting continuing controversies surrounding former Kentucky Gov Bevin's pardon flourish 

"The progressive prosecutor movement is great — but without funding public defenders it won't work" 

"Who should oversee implementing the First Step Act?" 

Alice Marie Johnson and Mark Holden provide their perspective on FIRST STEP and next steps

Tennessee Criminal Justice Investment Task Force releases extensive report with extensive criminal justice reform recommendations for the Volunteer State

Noticing that little has been done since Prez Trump's executive order to establish a "Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice" 

Might execution woes really lead Ohio's (deep red) General Assembly to repeal the death penalty? 

SCOTUS denies Justice Department's motion to stay or vacate preliminary injunction now blocking scheduled federal executions 

"Punishing Pill Mill Doctors: Sentencing Disparities in the Opioid Epidemic"

AG William Barr announces "Operation Relentless Pursuit" to combat violent crime in seven US cities

After serving more than 13 years in federal prison, former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers secures compassionate release thanks to FIRST STEP Act

Split Second Circuit panel grants feds request for mandamus to preclude a jury nullification instruction in child porn case involving 15-year mandatory minimum

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