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On Thursday, October 11, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously found that imposing the death penalty violated the state's constitutional bar against cruel punishment, and ended capital punishment in Washington. Two UW sociologists did the rigorous analytical research that became instrumental to the court's decision.
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If you think a prior sexual assault doesn’t disqualify someone from the United States Supreme Court, what are your priorities, I wonder?Special to The Seattle TimesBy Callie H. Burt
In the midst of this Brett Kavanaugh confirmation chaos, I find myself perplexed by numerous things, but the question, “Why didn’t Christine Blasey Ford tell her story earlier if it really happened?” is not one of them. ... Read more
Christine Leibbrand and Stew Tolnay have publisehd a paper in Demography that examines long-term economic and social effects of the Great Migration on the migrants’ children. Their results reveal modest but statistically significant advantages in education, income, and poverty status for the African American children of the Great Migration relative to the children of southerners who remained in the South. In... Read more