Uncompassionate Incarceration: United States v. Thacker and Its Impact on Nonretroactivity-Based Compassionate Release

Jaden Lessnick argues that the Seventh Circuit's holding in United States v. Thacker misapplies the compassionate release statute and that, instead, a case-by-case assessment of whether a nonretroactive sentencing amendment can justify compassionate release is more consistent with the statute and Seventh Circuit precedent.

Judicial Review of Deadlock Votes: Campaign Legal Center & Democracy 21 v. Federal Election Commission (D.C. Cir. 2020)

Partisan deadlock on the Federal Election Commission has left campaign finance rules underenforced at a crucial time. Kate Harris highlights how courts have—and should—grapple with partisan deadlock when our elections are at stake.