Julie Jonas headshot.
Liam James Doyle/University of St. Thomas

In the News: Julie Jonas on Mary Moriarty’s Prosecution Philosophies

Julie Jonas, professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, recently spoke with KARE 11 about Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty’s progressive approach to prosecution.

KARE11 logo

From the story:

“This is what she ran on but now other people in the system are not allowing her to fulfill the platforms of her campaign,” said assistant professor Julie Jonas from the University of St. Thomas Law School.

Jonas points out a key piece of Moriarty’s platform was considering brain development when assessing crimes committed by juveniles and was elected to be a progressive prosecutor.

“And that was very clearly her platform,” Jonas said.

But Jonas notes the decisions made by Judge Burns and Attorney General Ellison reflect concerns about the rights of victims.