Steve Silverman, Executive Director
Steve Silverman is the founder and executive director of Flex Your Rights (Flex).
In his formative years, Silverman did back-to-back internships with the Cato Institute and Families Against Mandatory Minimums. There he became sensitized to the twin evils of overcriminalization and overincarceration in the United States.
Silverman then worked for the national campus effort to repeal a federal law cutting college financial aid to students with drug convictions. As part of this grassroots work, he discovered that the vast majority of people are mystified by the basic rules of police search and seizure and due process of law. (Read full bio.)
Scott Morgan, Associate Director
Scott Morgan is the co-creator of 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. He maintains the Flex Your Rights blog and oversees the organization’s response to new legal rulings and events.
Morgan first became interested in the field of criminal justice during high school when two of his friends were arrested for similar marijuana offenses. One was white and faced almost no consequence. The other was black and was sentenced to a juvenile detention facility where he was assaulted by other inmates. These events led Morgan to question the fairness of the criminal justice system, as well as the efficacy of administering harsh punishments to young people who commit minor offenses. (Read full bio.)