Triaging serious cases and simplifying criminal procedure could raise significant risks.
Barton and Bibas’s suggestions about misdemeanor would increase charges and harm defendants.
Revamping the regulation of legal services might be a first step toward overhauling criminal justice.
Improving legal representation in criminal cases requires focusing on prosecutors as well as defenders.
Suggested legal system reform could help inmates pursue civil rights claims.
Improving the justice system requires more than just using technology and relaxing requirements for lawyers.
Barton and Bibas argue for significant changes to improve justice in the legal system.
The justice system needs to become faster, cheaper, and better for the poor and the middle class.
Leading scholars and practitioners comment on a recent book that argues for a simpler, more streamlined legal system.