criminal justice

The Newest SCOTUS

Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh How This Pick Stacks up on Criminal Justice and Dimaya 2018 Marks the second time the Trump administration will have selected a judge to sit on the United States Supreme Court. The first nomination, Justice Neil Gorsuch, widely considered to be a right-leaning partisan pick, actually sided with the defendant in …

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AG Holder Remarks on Criminal Justice Reform

While United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced six months ago that he would be leaving his office, he is still serving and waiting for his replacement to be confirmed and take control of the US Department of Justice. In the meantime, he has not let up on his belief that criminal justice reform is …

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US Sentencing Commission Holds Important Public Hearings

February U.S.S.C. Public Hearings February is set to be a significant month in the world of the United States federal sentencing. The US Sentencing Commission has announced two public hearings regarding big sentencing issues involving federal criminal justice. The first hearing, announced Wednesday, is all about federal Child Pornography sentencing. A huge public reaction has …

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Federal Prison Reform and Unusual Allies

Common Sense and Federal Prison Reform In a piece from Truth-Out entitled “Push to Reform Prison System Brings Unlikely Allies Together”, the unusual and unlikely are no joining forces to push for federal prison reform that has been needed for over two decades. (See Sentencing Reform Act of 1984). Excerpts from the Truth-Out article are …

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Republicans Block Justice Reform Proposal in Senate

Senator Webb’s Ambitious Plan Shot Down In a disheartening turn of events Senator Webb (D-Va.), a long-time supporter of criminal justice reform in the United States Senate, had his bill shot down. The bill in question would have established a commission to review and propose changes to the criminal justice system in America. The title …

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