by Caroline Cox
Matt Ford of The Atlantic discusses the oral arguments in Glossip v. Gross, the first lethal injection challenge before the Supreme Court in nearly a decade.
Mark Berman reports in The Washington Post on a state Supreme Court justice who stepped down in protest of the death penalty.
At the New Republic, Brianne Gorod considers how recent decisions show that Chief Justice John Roberts may be unexpectedly drifting to the left.
Sasha Abramsky writes at The Nation that the MacArthur Foundation’s $75 million pledge to criminal justice reform shows the strength of the political momentum behind reform efforts.
At Jacobin Magazine, Shawn Gude argues that “grinding poverty and neglect wrought by capital” explains the unrest in Baltimore.
On the Docket, the blog of the George Washington Law Review, features insight into recent Supreme Court cases. Alan Morrison discusses how equity trumps jurisdiction in United States v. Wong. Stephen A. Saltzburg considers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s opinion in Rodriguez v. United States. And Emily Hammond writes on Oneok v. Learjet.