California’s Kamala Harris: An Emerging Voice for Reform?

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Kamala Harris. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust via Flickr

When it comes to criminal justice reform, the caveat that "all politics is local" could not be more accurate. The broad discretion employed by police, prosecutors and judges ensures that similar cases can have starkly different outcomes depending on where a crime occurs.

Although Donald Trump’s victory, following a campaign laced with “tough on crime” rhetoric, is seen by some reformers as a blow to chances for meaningful change in federal policies, reformers can take some comfort from the . . .

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