I am a contributing writer for Slate, where my long-form pieces explore some of the most vexing problems at the heart of the criminal justice system. I also write personal essays for Slate's Human Interest section about relationships and child-rearing. Whatever the topic, my goal is the same: to ask hard questions and provoke discussion with stories that are immediate and accessible to any curious reader.
When convictions are clearly wrong, these prosecutors don’t just hinder justice—they actively work against it.
The criminal justice system encourages prosecutors to get guilty verdicts by any means necessary—and to stand by even the most questionable convictions. Can one crusading court stop the lying and cheating?
What happens after a wrongfully convicted person is exonerated—and the witness finds out she identified the wrong man.
When an innocent person is finally set free, it’s no fairy tale.
Without DNA evidence, how could we challenge the eyewitness testimony that sent our client to prison for 34 years?
Slate Human Interest
On figuring out the best name for the father of my children.
Divorce and shared custody suits me, and it suits my kids, too.
Seven ways to get through a divorce when you have small children.
There’s a saying that if pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters. But how would the story begin? Whether planned or unplanned, I think it’s fair to say that the realization of every pregnancy starts with a sense of shock and awe.