KXAN May 23, 2023
Jennifer E Laurin in the News
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Professor Jennifer Laurin is interviewed about the vast discretion that district attorneys have over which criminal cases proceed in an article about the amount of dismissed felony cases in Travis County.
Time April 14, 2023
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Is Trying to Pardon a Man Convicted of Murdering a BLM Protestor. Here’s what to Know
Professor Jennifer Laurin provides insight into the potential outcomes of a pardon being granted for a man who was indicted on murder charges for shooting a BLM protestor in 2020.
Wall Street Journal April 9, 2023
Texas Governor Vows to Pardon Man Convicted of Killing BLM Protester
Professor Jennifer Laurin discusses the controversy around a recent announcement by Governor Greg Abbott that he will pardon a man convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protestor in 2019.
Up Jobs News December 5, 2022
New Orleans District Attorney Fights Payments For Old Cases
Professor Jennifer Laurin speaks on a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed against the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.
Texas Observer October 31, 2022
Progressive Prosecutor on Trial in Dallas Election
Professor Jennifer Laurin was quoted on the American culture shift of reformist district attorneys taking office, in an article about the Dallas County DA's efforts to reduce incarceration rates.
Politico October 24, 2022
Rochelle Garza Thinks She Can Flip Texas — Largely Thanks to Dobbs
Professor Jennifer Laurin explains how Texas attorney generals cannot start local criminal prosecutions unless requested by a district attorney.
NPR July 15, 2022
Texas conservatives have a plan to get around DAs who won’t enforce abortion laws
Professor Jennifer Laurin is quoted in an article about a potential bill planned by conservative Texas legislators to circumvent local district attorneys who refuse to enforce abortion laws.
The Dallas Morning News February 9, 2022
Inside secret grand jury rooms in Dallas, witnesses are warned not to discuss race
Professor Jennifer Laurin is quoted in an article about signs in grand jury rooms that tell witnesses not to mention race during their testimony.
Texas Tribune October 1, 2021
After delay, Texas to begin releasing migrants held in violation of state law under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown
Professor Jennifer Laurin is quoted in an article regarding recently released migrants, and how they may be detained again in the near future as their cases are being resolved.
Government Technology July 14, 2021
Congress Asks Experts for Guidance on Facial Recognition
Professor Jennifer Laurin is quoted in an article regarding law enforcement's use of facial recognition systems.