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Latinx Defendants, False Convictions, and the Difficult Road to Exoneration

Abstract The National Registry of Exonerations (the Registry) reports all known exonerations in the United States since 1989. Of the more than 2,400 exonerated defendants currently in the database, 281 are classified as Latinx. In many ways, their...

Sentencing the “Other”: Punishment of Latinx Defendants

Abstract Some recent state and federal sentencing studies have turned up an interesting puzzle: Contrary to a prominent sociological group threat theory, Latinx defendants seem to be punished most harshly relative to white defendants in court...

Preemption as a Tool of Misclassification

Abstract The Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA)—which prohibits state and local regulation “related to a price, route, or service” of interstate trucking firms—is a statute with enormous legal and economic significance that...