// 4/9/17 //
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a nationwide review of consent decrees implemented to curb civil rights abuses (NYT, Washington Post, ABA Journal, Cato at Liberty).
- The Department of Justice (DOJ) asked a federal judge in Baltimore to delay a hearing on a consent decree regarding that city’s police force (NPR). This request was denied.
- On Take Care, Chiraag Bains has explained why denial of DOJ's motion would be the correct holding.
- In a NYT Op-Ed, Vanita Gupta and Corey Stoughton argue that Sessions’ order will undermine police reform.
- Ryan Devereaux also argues that Sessions’ order will roll back decades of police reform.
- German Lopez describes the important work imperiled by the DOJ’s policy shift (Vox).
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has updated U.S. Attorneys and DOJ Component Heads on the Department’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.