At this year’s Temple Law Review symposium, “Rethinking Punishment: Sentencing in the Modern Age,” Judge Timothy R. Rice, Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, and Edwin Villanueva delivered the keynote speech about the Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) Program.
This Article challenges F.R.E. 609’s underlying premise that felonies are always relevant to the credibility of all witnesses in all cases and suggests that principles of restorative justice justify eliminating the use of a prior felony unrelated to truthfulness to impeach returning citizens who testify as witnesses.
This Article argues that using restorative justice to address campus sexual assault would allow universities to leverage their strengths and avoid some of the pitfalls inherent in employing a quasi–criminal justice system that they are ill-suited to manage.
This Article, building on results from an evaluation of a federal reentry court program, highlights the value of reentry programs that minimize intrusive criminal justice system involvement and maximize the provision of services to support a productive life outside prison.
This Article critiques the policing paradigm (which hides racial punishment within the dark mass of law) and argues that the legal fiction of reasonable suspicion, as developed by Terry v. Ohio, should be discredited and declared unconstitutional.