Tag: Alma Cohen

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Study Finds Republican-Appointed Judges More Likely to Give Black Defendants Longer Sentences Than Democrat-Appointed Judges

A 2018 study by the American Economic Journal discovered Republican-appointed judges impose longer sentences on Black defendants than their Democrat-appointed counterparts. The paper, “Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions” by Alma Cohen and Crystal S. Yang compiled data on over 500,000 federal defendants linked to a sentencing judge. The study is…

Archived: Harvard Study: Black People Get Longer Sentences From Republican-Appointed Federal Judges

Racism within the criminal justice system is prevalent and even worse for Black defendants when a Republican president appoints federal judges. President Donald Trump is quickly confirming judges — 90 percent of whom are white and some of whom may even support segregation. Wendy Vitter, a nominee for federal judgeship…