LaDoris Hazzard Cordell
LaDoris Hazzard Cordell

LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, the first black woman appointed to the bench in Northern California, is the independent police auditor for the city of San Jose.

Jurisprudence
Dec. 9 2014 8:13 AMGrand Juries Should Be AbolishedThe secrecy, lack of oversight, and disregard for the rules of evidence do not serve justice.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 22 2009 12:13 PMBaby, You Can't Drive Your CarA judge's favorite punishment for drunken drivers—ignition-interlock.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 15 2014 4:56 PMPolicing the PoliceTraining, retraining, and yet more training are not the way to stop police brutality.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.