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Upcoming Event: Impact of COVID on Black Americans, Other People of Color

The Duke Center for Science and Justice is cohosting another upcoming  Duke Science & Society event as part of its Coronavirus Conversations series. The virtual event is titled “Impact of COVID on Black Americans and Other People of Color” and will start at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Online registration ahead of time is required. Find more information […]

Houston Bail Monitor 6-Month Report Shows Increased Releases, Reduced Use of Cash Bail

HOUSTON, T.X. – The independent monitors overseeing Harris County’s historic bail reform agreement filed its report this morning describing their first six-months of work and findings with the federal court, noting an increase in releases and a reduced use of cash bail. The implementation of the ODonnell Consent Decree in Harris County, Texas – which encompasses Houston […]

Ronnie Long is Finally Free

From Duke Law news: On Wednesday, the State of North Carolina filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to initiate a process leading to Long’s freedom. The state asked the court to immediately issue a mandate in Long’s case and said it planned to move immediately in the district court […]