[this page is arranged mostly by topic and includes a mix of academic and general-audience pieces—more info on my academic research is here]

Bunk columns (I am contributing editor for the “Justice” section at Bunk, a cool new history site) (all columns here)

Lawyers and the right to counsel

Death penalty

  • Public Books: “Progress and Execution,” review essay on three books on capital punishment past and present



  • Reason: “The Dark Side of Police Reform,” a review of The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972, by Christopher Lowen Agee


General US legal history & law/policy

General history commentary

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