Robert Sand

Founding Director of the National Center for Justice Reform and Justice Reform P at Vermont Law School
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  • One of the things that’s challenging for me is not overplaying the significance of my run. Historically, if I’m being honest, this is a position that has done almost nothing. The roles are extraordinarily limited. Having said that, even though it’s hard to find the historical record for this, clearly someone thought it was important to have an independent actor who had the authority to arrest the sheriff, who up until the 1940s was the most powerful law enforcement official in the state because we didn’t have the state police. If we extrapolate from that historic rule of the importance of having an independent actor to today, it’s not a huge leap to then say: Since this is a constitutional role that was designed to be an independent actor, there is value in having a contemporary independent actor. That is what appeals to me about the office.

    10 October 2020
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  • Vermont Law School
    Founding Director of the National Center for Justice Reform and Justice Reform P