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The 'Big Ask'new

An insider's view of the legal maneuvers that freed the West Memphis Three.

See also: Jason's Choice and Timeline of the West Memphis Three Case
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  08-25-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Justice Proceeds Delicately When the Accused Is a Judgenew

The most serious charges that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Willard Proctor now faces concern exactly what his staff members reportedly warned him about.
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  02-12-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Pain -- and Possibility -- Arise as the Language of Race Decaysnew

The way out of this -- past notions of racial purity and beyond words like "multi-racial" and "other" -- need not be difficult. It will require us to recognize the faulted language we've inherited and consciously opt to ditch it.
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  12-11-2008  |  Race & Class

Was It Rape?new

Accusations hound a former Arkansas attorney general.
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  02-21-2008  |  Crime & Justice

How Money & Politics Contaminated Plasma Programnew

A widow is fighting to open records on how tainted blood plasma from Arkansas prisoners entered the U.K. and led to the death of her husband.
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  08-17-2007  |  Science

A Son's Quest to Find His Mother's Killernew

Thirty-one years after she went missing, what happened to Linda Edwards remains one of the most famous cold cases in Arkansas police history.
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  07-26-2007  |  Crime & Justice

New Orleans Had Long Begged for Help, Unheedednew

The "war on terror" sucked up so much funding previously allocated to disaster preparedness that the country risked losing New Orleans, says a writer who proposed a book on the topic months before Hurricane Katrina.
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  09-13-2005  |  Disasters

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