Justice Is Everyone's Business

Seeking to Restore Integrity and
Public Trust in Our Justice System
 

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
—Benjamin Franklin

Cases

  1. Jan. 22, 2019: The Siege on Summer Street (Salem, Oregon)

Issues

  1. Plea Bargaining
    • 10 Jul 2019: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Tyranny of the Trial Penalty: The Consensus that Coercive Plea Practices Must End (cached)
      10 Jul 2019: Press Announcement of publication
    • 9 Jul 2018: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Trial Penalty: The Sixth Amendment Right to Trial on the Verge of Extinction and How to Save It (cached)
    • 18 Oct 2018: Cato Institute: Coercive Plea Bargaining.
    • 2019: Multnomah County District Attorney's statement on plea bargaining.
    • 22 Feb 2018: Statesman Journal: Oregon lawmakers take on making plea bargains fairer by Andrew Selsky.
    • 4 Oct 2017: Oregon Live: Plea bargains are a travesty.  There's another way.
    • 2019: Nolo Press: The Basics of a Plea Bargain by Sara J. Berman.
    • 2 May 2017: The Atlantic: Why U.S. Criminal Courts Are So Dependent on Plea Bargaining by Dylan Walsh.
    • Sep 2017: The Atlantaic: Justice Is Irrelevant by Emily Yoffe.
    • 18 Mar 2018: TED Talk by Adnan Sultan: Why Innocent People Plead Guilty
    • 4 Jul 2019: Flyer for activist distribution
    • See also US Observer: Vindicating the Innocent, particularly The Chaos of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing and how it is used to force the accused to plead guilty, by Soni Starr.
  2. Jury Nullification
  3. Grand Jury