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Why Do Progressives Love Criminals?

A symposium with Theodore Dalrymple et al. Excerpt: Dalrymple: That leftists regard the criminal justice system as criminal and therefore regard criminals as “primitive rebels” against an unjust system is, I suppose, right, though few of them would openly admit...
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How it’s supposed to work

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (3 years ago)

The perfectionist strain in American culture tends to rebel against the idea that in a well-functioning criminal justice system lots of probably-guilty people should not be convicted. Read Post

The Damage Control Is Done, Ctd

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (15 hours ago)

A few readers offer their perspective on the awful situation at the University of Virginia: I’m a former federal prosecutor and an alum of UVA. I think those who advocate for the criminal justice system being used instead of having ... Read Post

Making Criminals Pay, Literally

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Alex Tabarrok considers criminal justice fees unjust: It’s difficult to argue against criminal justice fees for those who can pay, but for those who cannot– and most criminal defendants are poor–such fees can be a personal and publi... Read Post


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