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Reforming Sentence Enhancements

Michael Romano, director of the Three Strikes Project, argues in a CalMatters essay that prison sentence enhancements have gone too far, with enhancements adding a decade or more to a person’s prison term, disproportionately impacting people of color, and adding to prison overcrowding.

The U.S., Rule of Law, and the ICC

Senior Lecturer in Law Allen Weiner, JD '89, makes the case in an International Criminal Justice Today essay that the time is right for the U.S. to make a strategic commitment to accountability and the rule of law that includes the International Criminal Court (ICC).

D.C. Statehood

Associate Professor Greg Ablavsky argues in an essay for The Hill that D.C. statehood is constitutional, and that Constitutional history and interpretation both demonstrate that Congress has clear authority to admit new states, including D.C.

India's COVID-19 Response

In this essay for Foreign Policy, Dinsha Mistree, lecturer in law, discusses the second wave of COVID-19 in India and how each state in the massive country has handled it—some much better than others.

Legal Practitioners?

Jason Solomon, executive director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, and Noelle Smith, JD '21, write in Bloomberg Law about Washington state's innovative program to create “Limited License Legal Technicians” (LLLTs) to help people with family law issues.
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Notice Regarding Events

SLS has cancelled or postponed on-campus events for the spring. Registered attendees for canceled events have/will receive emails with details. Please check the SLS Calendar for the current list of scheduled events.

June 15: News You Can Use: Who is in the Utah Sandbox?
June 21-24: 26th Annual Stanford Directors' College
August 16-27: Understanding U.S. Intellectual Property Law

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