• Jay Willis

    Jay is the Editor-in-Chief of Balls & Strikes. Previously, he was a staff writer at GQ and a senior contributor to The Appeal. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, and Deadspin, among others.
  • Madiba K. Dennie

    Madiba K. Dennie is the Deputy Editor and Senior Contributor at Balls & Strikes. Her writing has been featured in outlets including The Atlantic and The Washington Post. She has been interviewed on-air about race, gender, and the law on outlets including MSNBC and the BBC.
  • Josie Duffy Rice

    Josie is a journalist and law school graduate who writes about prosecutors, prisons, and other criminal justice issues. The former president of The Appeal, Josie hosts the Justice in America podcast and is a co-host of What a Day.
  • Elie Mystal

    Elie is the Justice Correspondent at The Nation and a consultant on Radiolab. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, but doesn't go to the cocktail parties, so can't vouch for the affable nature of nominees who seek to harm women and minorities.
  • Lisa Needham

    Lisa Needham is an attorney and a contributing writer to Rewire News GroupDame Magazine, and The American Independent.
  • Peter Shamshiri

    Peter is a lawyer and a co-host of the 5-4 podcast.