What Does “Credible Fear” Really Mean?
A simple legal question opens up philosophical depths....
Elizabeth L. Silver is a writer and attorney based in Los Angeles. She is the author of The Execution of Noa P. Singleton: A Novel (Crown) and The Tincture of Time: A Parent’s Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty (Penguin Books). Her short fiction and nonfiction can be found in New York magazine, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, and more. She teaches creative writing with UCLA Extension. (Photograph by David Zaugh.)