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Political Implications of OJJDP “Compliance-Gate”

This week’s Senate Judiciary Committee “Compliance-Gate” hearing on Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention grants brought a relatively bureaucratic kerfuffle into the political theater.  It isn’t every day that an assistant attorney general testifies […]

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Blue Ribbon Commission

Old Judge, New Bench

By Holden Slattery A young man wearing a spotless suit and a tie walks into the courtroom. He looks confident and poised. He could be a lawyer—only he’s too young. The teenager, Javier, is at […]

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Child Welfare

Howard Davidson Leaving ABA After 37 Years

Howard Davidson, who started the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law in 1978 and has led it ever since, will retire from the D.C.-based organization this summer. “After over forty years of […]