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.
Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Rights but Leaves the Door Open to New Challenges
Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the fifth vote to overturn a Louisiana law, but his opinion still raised concerns among reproductive rights advocates.
The Fight to Protect Abortion Access Amid the Pandemic
As the public health crisis continues, providers confront anti-abortion protesters and politicians exploiting the outbreak to undermine reproductive health.
“This Has to Stop”: Court Rejects Qualified Immunity for Officers Who Shot Wayne Jones 22 Times
Although police often make split-second decisions, “we expect them to do so with respect for the dignity and worth of black lives,” the judge wrote.
Police Attacks on Protesters With “Less Than Lethal” Weapons Result in Life-Threatening Injuries
People demonstrating on the streets, or following along online, don’t need studies to know that less-lethal weaponry isn’t safe — particularly in crowds.