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Commentary on “President Obama’s Criminal Justice Legacy: What Went Wrong”

This commentary is inspired by Dustin Palmer’s piece “President Obama’s Criminal Justice Legacy: What Went Wrong”, which can be accessed at: http://carceralcomplex.com/2017/02/president-obamas-criminal-justice-legacy-what-went-wrong/. In the last days of his presidency, Barack Obama published a lengthy article in the Harvard Law Review (HLR). The publication’s former head

President Obama’s Criminal Justice Legacy: What Went Wrong

Last month, President Obama published a commentary in the Harvard Law Review (HLR) titled “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice.”1 Noting that American presidents “can exert substantial influence over the criminal justice system,” he highlighted reform efforts from the last eight years, including: encouraging