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Archive: July 2020

Duke Center for Science and Justice Tracking Police Reform Legislation By State

July 14, 2020

While people across the nation took to the streets to protest the brutal police killing of George Floyd, lawmakers responded by introducing a series of police reform policies.

To date, there have been at least 78 pieces of police reform-related … 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 →

Brandon Garrett among law professors across nation calling on Congress for police accountability

July 8, 2020

More than 300 law professors from across the country signed a letter last week calling on Congress to end qualified immunity and create vicarious liability for local government units when their officers violate people’s constitutional rights.

As stated in the … Continue Reading →