Harlan Protass

Harlan Protass is a criminal defense lawyer in New York and an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he teaches about sentencing.

Aug. 13 2013 2:23 PMDzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Friends Should Not Spend 25 Years in PrisonThey’re collateral damage in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Oct. 22 2012 5:35 PMRajat Gupta Could Go to Prison for 10 Years for Insider TradingEven though he wasn’t a major player—is that fair?
Sept. 2 2010 1:36 PMHow To Nail BlagojevichProsecutors can ask for a five-year sentence for Illinois' ex-governor—but they shouldn't.
Dec. 17 2008 12:25 PMMadoff MercyHow long should the Ponzi schemer go to prison for?
Jan. 14 2008 5:39 PMWitness Immunity 101How to incriminate yourself on the stand without getting in trouble.
Sept. 28 2007 1:07 PMCrack Sentencing Is WackBut a fix may finally be on the way.
Aug. 24 2007 6:41 PMCould Michael Vick Play Next Season?How to skim the top off a federal prison sentence.
July 3 2007 5:09 PMThe Quality of Mercy Is StrainedBush commutes Libby's sentence, while his lawyers come down hard on everyone else.
July 29 2013 2:56 PMObama Can Fix the Race Gap in Sentencing LawA stroke of the pen can undo vast racial disparities in criminal sentences.
May 18 2012 8:00 AMTake Their Money and RunThe government should fine the hell out of Rajat Gupta instead of criminally prosecuting him.
March 11 2009 10:23 AMMadoff's "Information"Why didn't the Ponzi schemer get indicted instead?
March 11 2008 6:32 PMHow To Prosecute Eliot SpitzerWhich federal laws might the governor have broken?
Nov. 29 2007 5:36 PMHow To Prove Your Spouse Is DeadWill the courts declare Steve Fossett a goner?
Sept. 19 2007 3:57 PMO.J.'s Vegas DefenseCan you legally steal your own property?
Aug. 14 2007 6:04 PMWhen Do Kids Get Tried as Adults?How to pull a child out of the juvenile justice system.



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

Why Men Can Never Remember Anything

The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Can Never Remember Anything
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 1:56 PM Scotland’s Attack on the Status Quo Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
Sept. 19 2014 3:24 PM Why Innovators Hate MBAs
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 3:07 PM Everything Is a "Women's Issue"
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 12:38 PM Forward, March! Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 12:13 PM The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola  The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.