Shon Hopwood

Georgetown University Law Center

Associate Professor of Law

600 New Jersey Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

http://https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/shon-hopwood/

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Scholarly Papers (13)

1.

Second Looks & Second Chances

41 Cardozo L. Rev. 83
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2019
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,198 (25,299)

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federal criminal justice, federal sentencing, second looks, parole, clemency, compassionate release, prosecutors, courts

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Clarity in Criminal Law

54 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 695 (2017)
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2019
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 527 (76,546)

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Criminal Procedure, Rule of Lenity, Void for Vagueness, Clear Statement Rule, Statutory Construction

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Clerk Training and the Success of Supreme Court Certiorari Petitions

Law and Society Review, Volume 49, Issue 4 (2015)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2015
William Blake, Hans Hacker and Shon Hopwood
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Political Science, Arkansas State University - Department of Political Science and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 411 (102,865)

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Supreme Court, law clerks, certiorari, Long Conference

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The Effort to Reform the Federal Criminal Justice System

128 YALE L.J. FORUM 791 (2019)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Apr 2019
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 261 (167,238)

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First Step Act, federal criminal justice system, criminal justice reform, sentencing reform, mass incarceration, politics

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Restoring the Historical Rule of Lenity as a Canon

95 NYU L. Rev. 918 (2020)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Mar 2021
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
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statutory interpretation, criminal law, rule of lenity, canons of construction

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The Misplaced Trust in the DOJ's Expertise on Criminal Justice Policy

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 118, No. 1181, 2020
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2020
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 187 (228,357)
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Criminal justice reform, Department of Justice, federal prisons, mass incarceration, policy reform

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(Book Review) Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, by Marie Gottschalk

Journal of Legal Education, Volume 66, Number 2, (Winter 2017)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Feb 2017
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 151 (273,241)

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Criminal Justice, Mass Incarceration, Book Review, Prison, Sentencing

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The Not So Speedy Trial Act

89 Wash. L. Rev. 709 (2014)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 141 (288,535)

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Speedy Trial Act of 1974, judicial administration, criminal procedure

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Improving Federal Sentencing

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 79, 2018
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Apr 2019
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 132 (303,722)

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sentencing, mass incarceration, collateral consequences, sentencing guidelines, federal judiciary

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Slicing Through the Great Legal Gordian Knot: Ways to Assist Pro Se Litigants in Their Quest for Justice

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2015
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 124 (318,035)

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pro se litigation, prisoner litigation, law, supreme court, ghostwriting, AEDPA, PLRA

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Preface for: Failing to Fix Sentencing Mistakes: How the System of Mass Incarceration May Have Hardened the Hearts of the Federal Judiciary

43 Geo. L.J. Ann. Rev. Crim. Proc. iii (2014)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2019
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
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habeas corpus, criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing, judicial discretion

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A Sunny Deposition: How the 'In Forma Pauperis' Statute Provides an Avenue for Indigent Prisoners to Seek Depositions without Accompanying Fees

Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Vol. 46, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 31 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2016
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
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In Forma Pauperis, Indigent Prisoners, Deliberate Indifference, Waiver of Deposition Fees

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Kentucky’s Penal Code Prognosis: Is Further Treatment Necessary?

Kentucky Bench & Bar, Vol. 3, 2015
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Apr 2015
Krista Dolan and Shon Hopwood
American University - Washington College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 49 (538,576)

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Kentucky, sentencing reform, sentencing, drug offenses, repeat offender, non-violent offenses

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 1,303
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Sample Brief for Compassionate Release Under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(1)(A)

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Jul 2019
Shon Hopwood
Georgetown University Law Center
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compassionate release, sentence reduction, federal criminal justice system, extraordinary and compelling, 3582(c)