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Thea Johnson
Thea Johnson is a Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School, where she researches and writes on issues of criminal law and procedure in the U.S. and Latin America. She was formerly a public defender with The Legal Aid Society in New York City. Her work can be found in The World Policy Journal, Moment Magazine, Sixfold, North Dakota Quarterly and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Entries by Thea Johnson

Josh Duggar and the Myth of Juvenile Justice

(5) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 3:10 PM

In recent weeks, the Duggars, the famously fertile couple from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, have been in the news for a molestation scandal, involving their son, Josh. A report from 12 years ago shows that Josh, then age 14, touched his sisters and a babysitter sexually and that his...

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College Rape and Radical Feminism: The Forgotten Feminist Roots of Today's Anti-Rape Activism

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 4:06 PM

The focus on rape on college campuses has, of late, received much and well-deserved attention. There is a debate at Harvard about whether rules proscribing "Yes Means Yes" as the standard for sexual consent among students misses the point of how young people actually have sex. Rolling Stone...

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The Central Park $40 Million

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 10:12 AM

Some justice might have finally come last week for the Central Park Five. The five men, who were falsely accused as teenagers of brutally raping and assaulting a jogger in Central Park in 1989, have at last settled a lawsuit with New York City for the sum of $40 million....

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Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Victims and Villains of the Drug Trade

(13) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 1:36 PM

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has, as many celebrity stories do, run its course in the news. The flurry of grief and opinions and ruminations on the topic has mostly passed, but recently two brief pieces on Hoffman showed up in The Daily News and The New York Post,...

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