Judges should be appointed, not elected

Claire Lim, a professor of political economy at Cornell University who looks at how political environments and the design of government institutions interact with the behavior of public officials, explains why having voters choose judicial candidates based along their party line, without considering the candidates’ quality, is an outdated system. Bio: https://lim.economics.cornell.edu/ Lim says: “Elections are […]

New federal prison release is a step forward, but not a game-changer

Joe Margulies, civil rights attorney and professor of government and law at Cornell University, comments on the Justice Department’s decision to release 6,000 inmates. He says the move is a step in the right direction, but adds that it does not solve the problem of mass incarceration in America. Bio: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio_joe_margulies.cfm   Margulies says:   […]

Cornell experts discuss the Pope’s call for judicial reform

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 22, 2015 Cornell experts discuss the Pope’s call for judicial reform John Blume is a professor of law and the Director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project. Blume believes that this Pope has been more clear than his predecessors in condemning capital punishment. Blume says: “Pope Francis has made […]