Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Discrimination Law, Police and Prosecutors

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht über Rassismus in den USA: Ein Leserbrief an die NZZ

Sehr geehrte Redaktion der NZZ, Am 5.6.2020 veröffentlichte die NZZ einen Beitrag von Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht über Rassismus und Polizeigewalt in den Vereinigten Staaten unter dem Titel: "Wie kann es immer wieder zu Gewalt gegen Afroamerikaner kommen – wenn doch eine Mehrheit solche Akte ablehnt?" Leider enthält der Artikel zahlreiche Fehler. Gumbrecht schreibt z.B.: "[D]er afroamerikanische… Continue reading Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht über Rassismus in den USA: Ein Leserbrief an die NZZ

Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Discrimination Law, Miscarriages of Justice, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Policy, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

10 Commandments for Better Reporting on American Criminal Trials

In December 2019, I was cordially invited by the German media-criticism website Übermedien to write a critique of how German journalists cover American criminal court cases. I decided to focus on two German documentaries about Germans in prison for murder in the United States. The result was published here (g) on January 23. I've translated that… Continue reading 10 Commandments for Better Reporting on American Criminal Trials

Discrimination Law, Legal Education

Discrimination Against Women and Minorities in German Bar Exams?

Forgive the sparse posting; I've been a bit busy lately. But I finally got a chance to look at what is probably the most ambitious study of discrimination in German legal education ever conducted. I'll lay out the findings, then add a few comments from my own perspective. The study was carried out by Andreas… Continue reading Discrimination Against Women and Minorities in German Bar Exams?