Albert W. Alschuler

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Albert W. Alschuler is the Julius Kreeger Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Law School. He taught criminal law for 50 years and, with his wife Linda, is currently enjoying life in a retirement community on Long Island. Alschuler has written about the history of jury trials, the origin of the privilege against self-incrimination, William Blackstone, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., discriminatory jury selection, racial profiling, police hunches, bribery, preventive pretrial detention, confessions, sentencing guidelines, plea bargaining, gang-loitering ordinances, corporate criminal punishment, the ethics of the O.J. Simpson defense team, pardons, and the purposes of criminal punishment. His most recent scholarly publication is Twilight Zone Originalism: The Peculiar Reasoning and Unfortunate Consequences of New York State Pistol & Rifle Association v. Bruen, 32 WM. & MARY BILL OF RIGHTS JOURNAL 1 (2023). Other recent works include Plea Bargaining and Mass Incarceration, 76 NYU Annual Survey of Am. L. 205 (2020), Limiting the Pardon Power, 63 Ariz. L. Rev.  545 (2021), and The Corruption of the Pardon Power, 18 U. St. Thomas L.J.1 (2022). He is also on LinkedIn.
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