Jordan Smith is a state and national award-winning investigative journalist based in Austin, Texas. She has covered criminal justice for more than 20 years and, during that time, has developed a reputation as a resourceful and dogged reporter with a talent for analyzing complex social and legal issues. She is regarded as one of the best investigative reporters in Texas. A longtime staff writer for the Austin Chronicle, her work has also appeared in The Nation, the Crime Report, and Salon, among other places.
The Fight for Reproductive Justice in a Post-Ginsburg World
The Trump administration has already offered the eight-member court an opportunity to restrict abortion access amid the pandemic.
Protests for Black LivesAustin’s Vote to “Reimagine” Policing Prompts Threats From State Officials
After the city council approved millions of dollars in budget cuts, Texas leaders proposed capping tax revenue for cities that defund police.
BlueLeaksThe Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying
Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists.
Protests for Black LivesReform Prosecutor in Kansas Excluded From “Objective” Task Force on Policing
Prosecutors have long been in lockstep with police. Across the country, prosecutors who challenge that status quo face aggressive institutional pushback.