Hungary’s Attack on Academic Freedom

By Kimberly Tuttle (CMC ’19) Central European University (CEU), one of the leading American accredited universities in Central Europe, is being forced out of Budapest, Hungary. In April 2017, the Hungarian Parliament changed the country’s higher education laws, making it illegal for some independent universities to operate. The new law requires universities registered outside of…

What Are Problem-Solving Courts?

By Kimberly Tuttle (CMC ’19) Problem-solving courts, also called collaborative courts, are interdisciplinary state courts that aim to reach meaningful resolutions through the participation of special experts. Problem-solving courts are procedurally very different from traditional courts. They take many forms, including community courts, drug courts, homeless courts, and mental health courts. Among the most common…

What California’s Decision to Abolish Cash Bail Means For The State’s Criminal Justice System

By Kimberly Tuttle (CMC ’19) California Governor Jerry Brown approved legislation on August 28, 2019 that will abolish California’s cash bail system, effective October 2019. In a statement to the public, Brown said “California reformed its bail system so that rich and poor alike are fairly treated.” Cash bail has been a controversial issue in…