Radley Balko

Opinion bloggerNashville, Tenn.


Combined, the two men served about 75 years in prison

  • Jan 26, 2015

Plus: SCOTUS to hear lethal injection challenge, Illinois schools can demand social media passwords, and lawsuit settled in arrest for learning Arabic

  • Jan 26, 2015

Plus: Woman sues private prison over strip search, torture report could remain secret indefinitely, DOJ expected to clear Darren Wilson.

  • Jan 23, 2015

Each term, nine justices issue landmark rulings with profound implications for civil liberties and the criminal justice system. But between them, they have almost no experience practicing criminal law.

  • Jan 22, 2015

The measure bars convicts from speaking about their crimes.

  • Jan 21, 2015

Plus: Crime and the State of the Union, most campus rape suspects have no right to an attorney, DEA identity theft victim gets a settlement.

  • Jan 21, 2015

It will probably affect no more than 6 percent of revenue from such cases.

  • Jan 20, 2015

Praise, skepticism, and a lesson about the long, hard slog of reform.

  • Jan 19, 2015

The outgoing AG strikes a blow in favor of property rights and federalism.

  • Jan 16, 2015

Who gets a chance at redemption in our criminal justice system?

  • Jan 16, 2015
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Radley Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post. He was previously a senior writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post. He is the author of "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces," and his work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Mississippi Supreme Court. He also writes about the music and culture of Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives. A graduate of Indiana University, Radley has also been a senior editor at Reason magazine, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute and an opinion columnist for FoxNews.com.
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