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- Lawrence Leiser President, National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys; Adjunct Professor at George Mason University
- Paul Butler Professor of Law, The Georgetown Law Center; Former Federal Prosecutor; author "Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice" (New Press)
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