Evaluating the Grand Bargain
Triaging serious cases and simplifying criminal procedure could raise significant risks.
Misdemeanor Cases Need Lawyers Too
Barton and Bibas’s suggestions about misdemeanor would increase charges and harm defendants.
Reforming Criminal Justice by Reforming Lawyers
Revamping the regulation of legal services might be a first step toward overhauling criminal justice.
Preventing Error Requires Not Just More Resources, But Better Incentives Too
Improving legal representation in criminal cases requires focusing on prosecutors as well as defenders.
Rebooting Justice for Inmate Litigants
Suggested legal system reform could help inmates pursue civil rights claims.
A Simpler and Less Adversarial System Would Be More Just
Improving the justice system requires more than just using technology and relaxing requirements for lawyers.
The Legal System and Its Reform
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.
Revamping the American Justice System
Leading scholars and practitioners comment on a recent book that argues for a simpler, more streamlined legal system.