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Examples of the Center authoring op-ed pieces include:

  • An op-ed on The Huffington Post by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow arguing for an end of the practice of sentencing juveniles to life without the possibility of parole.
  • An op-ed in Forbes.com by Faculty Director Rachel E. Barkow and Attorney-in-residence David B. Edwards ('08) arguing that the recently-enacted health care legislation will reduce crime and save money by making substance abuse and mental health treatment standard services.
  • An op-ed in Newsday by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow arguing that Major League Baseball is equally at fault as former pitcher Roger Clemens for the sport reaching the point that Clemens was indicted for lying to Congress
  • An op-ed in Politico by Senior Fellow Anne Milgram ('96) and Faculty Director Rachel E. Barkow arguing in favor of a role for state attorneys general in policing fraud in the mortgage and banking industries, and against federal preemption of state regulation in this area
  • An op-ed in The Washington Post by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow commending Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's proposal to cut incarceration costs by releasing some non-violent offenders who have been model inmates by enlarging the generally-applicable period of early release to 90 days from the present 30 days
  • An op-ed on CNN.com by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow commenting that Justice Sonia Sotomayor's experience as a local prosecutor would bring to the Supreme Court a perspective on criminal law that other Justices lack (noted as "an effective piece" on the Sentencing Law and Policy blog)
  • An op-ed in The Boston Herald by Faculty Director Rachel E. Barkow and Fellow Joshua Libling '09 recommending that Massachusetts use fiscal-cost forecasting when considering and enacting criminal legislation affecting sentencing
  • An op-ed in The New York Daily News by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow criticizing the leak of information regarding baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez's failed steroid test, which had been seized as part of a criminal investigation in San Francisco and was leaked in apparent violation of a court order
  • An op-ed on the Sentencing Law & Policy blog by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow and Fellow Jason Richman '11 regarding the decision by the Boston United States Attorney not to prosecute public intellectual and blogger Andrew Sullivan, and arguing that prosecutors should consider collateral consequences when making charging decisions
  • An op-ed on the American Constitution Society blog by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow regarding an allegation by a former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney that he was told to defend the convictions of two men whom he believed to be innocent of the murder of a bouncer outside the Palladium nightclub in New York City
  • An op-ed on the American Constitution Society blog by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow regarding California's ballot referendum Proposition 5 (with Vibhav Mittal, NYU Law '08)
  • An op-ed on the American Constitution Society blog by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow criticizing the FBI's leak of an investigation into voter registration activities by the community activist group ACORN