Abolish Gang Statutes with the Power of the Thirteenth Amendment: Reparations for the People

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This article calls for the use of the Thirteenth Amendment to abolish federal and state gang statutes. Highlighting the lineage of modern-day gang statutes from Black Codes to vagrancy laws from the Jim Crow era to gang injunctions, this article establishes how current gang statutes remain as “badges and incidents” of slavery. This article walks…

Data, The New Cotton

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Black Lives Monitored

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Race, Surveillance, Resistance

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Virtual Shackles: Electronic Surveillance and the Adultification of Juvenile Courts

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Deception in Place of Equal and Impartial Administration of Justice: The Use of Deception When Interrogating Juveniles

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Why (Jury-Less) Juvenile Courts Are Unconstitutional

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Brain Science and the Theory of Juvenile Mens Rea

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Kids Will be Kids: Time for a “Reasonable Child” Standard for the Proof of Objective Mens Rea Elements

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A More Grown-Up Response to Ordinary Adolescent Behaviors: Repealing PINS Laws to Protect and Empower D.C. Youth

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Unshackled: Stories of Redemption Among Serious Youth Offenders

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No Child Left Confined: Challenging the Digital Convict Lease

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This article is a transcript of a lecture given by Professor Chaz P. Arnett at a Symposium hosted by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Journal of Health Care Law & Policy. Professor Arnett discusses juvenile courts’ increased reliance on electronic monitoring, which he classifies as “e-carceration,” or the “the digital…

Toward Mercy: Excessive Sentencing and the Untapped Power of North Carolina’s Constitution

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A Post-Dobbs Future: Bailing Water Downstream to Center Democracy’s Children

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