Josh interviews ACLU Senior Staff Attorney Somil Trivedi about the recently concluded 2019 Supreme Court term

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My Guest – Somil Trivedi

Somil Trivedi is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Criminal Law Reform Project, working closely with the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice. He speaks and writes nationwide on criminal law and prosecutorial reform issues, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, and The Marshall Project, among other outlets.


A full PDF transcript of Episode 64 of the Decarceration Nation Podcast.

Notes From Episode 64

We mentioned several different attacks from the Justice Department on progressive prosecutors or against criminal justice reform proposals including:

Attorney General Barr’s speech

Assistant Attorney General McSwain’s attack on Larry Krasner

US Attorney Liu’s attack on DC’s Second-Chance Act

During this episode we primarily discuss the 2019 Supreme Court term as it relates to incarceration and criminal justice. The cases we discussed included:

Mitchell v. Wisconsin

Gamble v. United States

McDonough v. Smith

Flowers v. Mississippi 

United States v. Davis

United States v. Haymond

Rehaif v. United States

We also discussed the Death Penalty cases from this term:

Bucklew v. Precythe

Madison v. Alabama

And several others.

a picture of Josh Hoe on a recent visit to Parnall Corrdctional Facility in Michigan
Josh on a recent visit to the Parnall Correctional Facility

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