Legalize it?

Last week I posted quickly on terrifying statistics in Baltimore City.  That day, I got an email from Scott Greenfield containing an excerpt of a speech to the Cato Institute by John McWhorter, who is currently a lecturer at Columbia University and an Associate...

Terrifying statistics

I have been trying to form a blog post around this fact: In the midst of a fiscal crisis, Maryland, like so many other states, simply can’t afford to spend such an obscene amount of money on corrections when viable alternatives exist. Maryland’s incarceration rate has...

A win for the good guys, for now.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Supreme Court of Virginia removing a defendant’s right to challenge their conviction via the writ of error coram vobis.  The case involved two separate petitioners, both challenging their convictions based on ineffective...