Julie Warren

Julie Warren is Deputy Director for Right On Crime and the State Director for Tennessee. Julie is a graduate of Marshall University and of Regent University School of Law, and she also attended Georgetown Law Center as a visiting student. While in law school, she clerked on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Julie served four years at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Criminal Justice

Kyle Rittenhouse trial lesson: Preserve balance of power in Tennessee courtrooms

For anyone who cares about the rule of law, civil liberties, and individual freedom, the Kyle Rittenhouse trial should shake you to your core. The Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office attempted to sacrifice 18-year-old Rittenhouse to the protesters determined to see Rittenhouse punished while allowing a “trial by Twitter” to shape the charges and sentencing. Rittenhouse’s constitutional...

November 23, 2021
Criminal Justice

Tennessee Leaders Define Conservative Criminal Justice Reform

Where use of incarceration is concerned, thoughtful criminal justice advocates tend to draw a distinction between those to be “scared of” versus others “we are mad at.” This makes sense. Conservative leaders in Tennessee, led by Gov. Bill Lee, are enacting policies that recognize this distinction in order to improve the overall effectiveness of the state’s criminal justice system.  The 2021 Tennessee...

May 13, 2021