We are pleased to announce the release of Volume 42, Issue 1. This issue includes an article by professional practitioner George Bach on the meaning of dignity in the context of conditions of confinement claims. Professor John H. Blume contributed an article exploring the idea that the focus on individual ethics in criminal trials robs the defense bar of the ability to collectively refuse to plead guilty.

The Director of American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts’ Racial Justice Program, Attorney Rahsaan Hall, was interviewed about the responsibility of legal advocates to be intentional about their understanding of race. Professor David Siegel and founding member of the New England Innocence Project was interviewed about local criminal reform efforts, particularly those regarding forensic science.

Volume 42, Issue 1 also includes the scholarship of our own Editors Ana Moretto, Edward P. Sisk, Kelsey Joy Smith, and Aisling E. Steele.