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Articles by Jonathan Simon

Mass Incarceration Now, Tomorrow, Forever: Gov. Jerry Brown and the Politics of Court Bashing

by Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law

Just about two years ago, in May 2011, the US Supreme Court in Brown v. Plata 131 S.Ct. 1910 (2011) upheld what Justice Scalia called the "most radical court injunction in our nation’s history." The injunction imposed by a special 3-Judge federal court in ...