by | Jun 18, 2019

Ohio lawmakers are taking aim at drug sentencing laws. Their ultimate goal is to make drug possession offenses misdemeanors rather than felonies. The bill, SB 3 states, “It is the intent of the General Assembly to develop and enact legislation…

by | May 16, 2019

President Donald Trump’s pardon of Pat Nolan yesterday is a cause for celebration, not just for Pat and his family, but for Americans across the political spectrum who have come together to support criminal justice reform. Because Pat is both…

by | Nov 24, 2018

Now that another contentious election season has ended, it is time to shift back to legislative mode and revisit important issues that have waited their turn. Congress has been polarized in recent years, but one reform effort in particular will…

by | Nov 8, 2018

Tuesday was a busy day, and one policy area that got some well deserved attention in the form of ballot measures was criminal justice reform. Three states in particular, Florida, Colorado, and Louisiana made great strides with common sense constitutional…

by | Aug 30, 2018

Sacramento I’m not the only non-leftist who believes that the nation’s criminal-justice system is badly in need of substantive reform. I’ve covered it at the state and local level and, quite frankly, conservatives ought to be far more concerned about the…

by | Aug 14, 2018

Last week President Donald Trump continued his push for criminal justice reform, meeting with leading senators, governors, and state attorneys general, plus his key Cabinet officials, to strategize on getting a significant bill to his desk. Reforming the criminal justice…

by | Jun 8, 2017

All eyes today are on Jim Comey. Living up to President Donald J. Trump’s description as a “grandstander,” the dysfunctional, former FBI Director yesterday previewed his testimony to draw higher ratings. Comey is a performer who wants a multi-day show….

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