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Moving beyond Initiative Measure 71 to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system

By District of Columbia Bar

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By Marc A. Schindler and Jason Ziedenberg, Justice Policy Institute

The passage of Measure 71 represents important and much needed progress for District of Columbia residents. D.C voters have clearly shown that they do not want their criminal justice system to focus on the arrest or prosecution of people for marijuana use or possession.

However, we need more than reform to our drug laws to make the system fairer, keep communities safe, and help more people who have been involved with the justice system successfully transition back to their communities.

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Biking in the District: Is It Really Convenient?

By District of Columbia Bar

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By Andrea Ferster, 42nd President DC Bar

There has been a dramatic surge in biking in the District of Columbia, earning our city plaudits as “the new U.S. bike city to watch.”[1] With that come changes: to transportation infrastructure, to the applicable legal framework governing liability in the event of accidents, and to attitudes and behavior.

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