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In Exonerations, How You Communicate Matters

Which is more powerful: a good story, or a telling statistic? The success of the recent documentary on the Central Park 5 suggests effective storytelling can change public attitudes, but that might not be enough to change public policy, according to two scholars. 

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Why Rachael Rollins Makes Boston’s ‘Courthouse Regulars’ Nervous

Boston’s DA is under fire from critics, including the local press, for decisions that allegedly let “criminals off the hook.” In fact, she’s pursuing the vision of justice that won her election as a “progressive” prosecutor—and threatens defenders of the status quo, argues TCR’s legal columnist.

Media Experts Dispute S.F. Chief on Reporter Case

Media law experts pushed back against San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, who said a freelance journalist conspired to steal a police report, saying that it is not a crime to disclose a public record. Attorney Duffy Carolan, who represents media organizations siding with the reporter, said the public has constitutional rights to public records.