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Archive: July 2020

Duke Law Faculty: Cooper Should Use Clemency Power, Release Related Records

July 16, 2020

Roy Cooper may become the first North Carolina governor in more than 40 years to complete a term without granting clemency to a single person, which includes sentence commutations and pardons of forgiveness or innocence.

Three faculty at the Duke … Continue Reading →

Duke Law Faculty Discuss Policing in America, Past and Present

July 14, 2020

Several Duke Law faculty spoke last week about the current state of policing throughout the United States, with an emphasis on how policies and biases impact communities of color.

Dean Kerry Abrams hosted the conversation with Brandon L. Garrett, the … Continue Reading →

BREAKING: U.S. District Court Judge Halts Upcoming Executions

July 13, 2020

The federal government was set this week to carry out its first execution in nearly 17 years, but a U.S. District Court judge in Washington has intervened.

Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to delay the executions … Continue Reading →

Duke Center for Science and Justice Postdoc Joins Permanently as New Research Director

July 13, 2020

Dr. William Crozier has permanently joined the Duke Center for Science and Justice as the new Research Director after working for about two years as a post-doctoral fellow.

Dr. Crozier received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State before … Continue Reading →

Racial Equity in Criminal Justice Task Force to Meet for First Time Today

July 10, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper has officially appointed the full 25-person Racial Equity in Criminal Justice Task Force, and the group will meet for the first time at 10 a.m. today. The Task Force will develop and help implement policy solutions to … Continue Reading →

Award-winning journalist Boughton to lead communications at Duke Center for Science and Justice

July 7, 2020

Melissa Boughton, who has been an award-winning journalist for nearly a decade, joined the Duke Center for Science and Justice this week as the Senior Communications Specialist.

Boughton most recently worked as the Courts, Law, Democracy and Immigration reporter at … Continue Reading →