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Articles by Bill Barton

Law Enforcement Access To Consumer Genetics Needs to Be Closed

by Bill Barton

The United States. is well on the way to establishing a de facto national database, according to an article presented by Future Tense — a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University — and written by Natalie Ram, published on Slate March 19. Future Tense ...

New York City’s Bail Success Story

by Bill Barton

A new study that analyzed more than 5 million criminal cases in New York City — beginning in 1987 — intimates that the city has “already done a better job of slashing its use of bail and jail than nearly any other urban area in the United ...

California Governor Announces Moratorium on Capital Punishment

by Bill Barton 

Governor Gavin Newsom granted a temporary reprieve for the 737 prisoners on California death row as of March 13, 2019. 

“I think this would be a bold step,” said Michael D. Rushford, president of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, “and I think he’s got ...


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