• 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.
  • Yvette Borja

    Yvette is a Staff Writer at Balls & Strikes. Previously, she was an immigration attorney with the ACLU of Arizona. She is the host of the Radio Cachimbona podcast.
  • Adam Cohen

    Adam is a former member of The New York Times editorial board, a former senior writer for TIME, and the author of Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America.
  • Madiba K. Dennie

    Madiba K. Dennie is an attorney and writer whose commentary has been featured in outlets including BBC News, NPR, The Washington Post, and The Nation.
  • 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.
  • Rhiannon Hamam

    Rhiannon is a public defender in Texas and a co-host of the 5-4 podcast.
  • Michael Lipianski

    Michael is a co-host of the 5-4 podcast.
  • 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.
  • Shaun Ossei-Owusu

    Shaun is a Presidential Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He researches and writes about the criminal legal system, welfare policy, civil rights, and the legal profession.
  • Peter Shamshiri

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