Professor of law at Stanford University and director of its Criminal Justice Center
California's system of capital punishment is dysfunctional, but long delays do not constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" under the Eighth Amendment.
Nov. 12, 2015from Which Way, L.A.?
In Ferguson, Missouri and New York, grand jurors have refused to indict police officers who killed unarmed suspects, leading to protests across the country.
Dec. 5, 2014from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Three years ago, the US Supreme court ruled that overcrowding in California’s prisons violated prisoners constitutional rights.
Aug. 27, 2014from Which Way, L.A.?
Today’s entire show is about how Angelenos are helping their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic. One Huntington Park bakery is offering free bread to kids each day.
Mar. 25from Greater LA
Officials say America has plenty of food, but it’s tough to find staples on grocery store shelves.
Mar. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Nearly 40 million Californians just completed the first weekend under Governor Gavin Newsom's shelter-in-place directive. Much of Los Angeles was shuttered.
Mar. 23from KCRW Features
Three lightly trafficked hikes in the Los Padres National Forest offer physical and emotional stress relief amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Stay at home. Stay at home. Stay at home.
Mar. 20from Left, Right & Center
LA Rabbi Steve Leder says there’s a lot of catastrophic (and thus unproductive) thinking among his congregants.
Mar. 28from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Many retirement homes are on lockdown in an attempt to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19.
Mar. 19from KCRW Features
When everyone is at home and practicing safe social distancing, how is the government going to count each person for the 2020 Census? Hear how the U.S.
Mar. 30from Greater LA
How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting our judicial system?
Mar. 18from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers