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Bridging the Poltical Divide

John Warner ’53 Brings Perspective to National Debates

Gerald Parsky ’68 Blends Politics and Principle to Achieve Reform

Dean's Message: Virginia Leadership


Richard Bonnie

Richard Bonnie ’69 Leads Insanity Defense Beyond Partisanship

One of the odd things about the insanity defense is that it is talked about far more than it is used. So rarely asserted, and so rarely successful, the outcry surrounding the insanity defense must be rooted in issues beyond law and policy. A single case can unleash a storm, especially if it occurs during a period of social unease such as the nation was enduring in the 1970s and early 1980s. Violent crime filled front page news. Critics were assailing the Warren Court’s jurisprudence on criminal law. More

Katrina Janet Napolitano

Governor Janet Napolitano ’83
Produces Results That Matter

So much has been written about the contentious relationship between Arizona’s Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano ’83 and the state’s Republican-controlled legislature that it is easy to come away with the idea that political infighting stands in the way of progress. That would be wrong. The third woman to serve as governor of the fastest growing state in the U.S., Napolitano won her 2006 re-election in a landslide, with a margin of 28 percentage points, clearly picking up the support of many of the state’s independent voters during her first term. More

John Warner '53
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