« SCOTUS finds mens rea of "knowing" distributes in gun statute in Rehaif | Main | "Judges should be able to take a 'second look' at prison sentencing" »

June 22, 2019

Rounding up of some political criminal justice reform stories as 2020 election kicks into next chapter

The next phase of the 2020 election season gets started this coming week with the first of what seems likely to be too many Democratic primary debates.  As long-time blog readers know, I always get (too?) excited by what different folks might say on the trail about criminal justice issues, and this season it seem likely that criminal justice issues will get far more attention than any time in recent memory.  Consequently, I am not surprised to be seeing already a number of media stories and commentaries about criminal justice chatter amidst the campaign, and I expect to be having lots to blog about on this front in the months to come.  For now, here is a round up of just a few pieces I have seen this past week in this arena:

June 22, 2019 at 09:51 AM | Permalink


A clear distinction should be made between federal and state criminal justice issues. If a state is improving their system leave them alone. Improving the federal system is a big enough job.

Posted by: John Neff | Jun 22, 2019 6:56:13 PM

Post a comment

In the body of your email, please indicate if you are a professor, student, prosecutor, defense attorney, etc. so I can gain a sense of who is reading my blog. Thank you, DAB