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Plata/Coleman Sequel: We Can’t Release Inmates – We Need Their Labor!

If you’ve followed the litigation in Plata/Coleman from the mid-2000s forward, you probably think you’ve seen it all: the dawdling, the evasion maneuvers, the political blackmail. But today I have

Prop 47 Passed… What Now?

By now, gentle readers, you’re probably done with celebrating the passage of Prop 47, which will have the effect of reducing charges and misdemeanors for many nonserious, nonviolent offenses. But

2014 Election Postmortem: YES on 47!

With enough information to comfortably call appointments and shots, and with some distressing news for Democrats in the Senate, I’d like to focus on the important news on the local