Thursday, October 14, 2010

Prisons and Society

The Summer issue is dedicated to mass incarceration and problems.

D├Ždalus was founded in 1955 as the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and established as a quarterly in 1958. It draws on the enormous intellectual capacity of the American Academy, whose Fellows are among the nation's most prominent thinkers in the arts, sciences, and the humanities, as well as the full range of professions and public life. Features in the recently redesigned magazine include fiction, poetry, and a Notes section with original works by distinguished members of the American Academy.

Silvia Clute writes in Oped News that one solution is called Restorative Justice. Click on title of this post to link to her article about the Conference in the U.K.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cert Granted No. 09-1454

Greene v Camreta to be heard by the High Court.


Jumping into a new controversy over child sex abuse, Tuesday to decidewhether the Constitution p the authority to interview children at school of sexual assault. The specific issue is wheth social workers must obtain a warrant before such interviews. A deputy sheriff and a state social caseworke issue of child interviews to the Court in a pai Camreta v. Greene, et al. (09-1454) and Alfor al. (09-1478).

Linkhttp://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/camreta-v-greene/

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Innocents and Prosecutors' Misconduct

Supreme Court hears Connick v Thompson today. Will unfettered patterns of abuse go unheeded?

John Holloway writes in Slate yesterday.

Grits has good references as well.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Due process and sex offender reclassification

Wonder if recent reclass effort in Md triggers due process or other constitutional protections such as raised in recent ruling in Pennsylvania. Renchensky v. Williams, 3d Cir. (Oct. 4 2010).