Legislation

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts Brace for Tough Road in Trump Era

by Glenn Brenner

Posted on February 18, 2017 02:30 PM

Advocates of changes such as shorter prison sentences find themselves searching for hints on Trump’s positions The ascent of President Trump—and his choice for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.)—suggests rougher terrain ahead despite Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s...

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No Excuse for Congress Not to Pass Criminal Code Reforms So Innocent Americans Don’t Get Punished

by John-Michael Seibler

Posted on February 16, 2017 02:40 PM

Contrary to recent calumnies that “Criminal justice reform is dead,” the 115th Congress has the means, backed up by bipartisan and public support, to continue its work to address problems in the federal criminal code. Only Congress can enact much-needed mens rea (Latin for “guilty mind”) reform and...

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