Derek Reinbold  //  12/24/17  //  Topic Update


Attorney General Sessions rescinded 25 Justice Department guidance documents on how to interpret an array of federal laws (WaPoNYT).

  • Dominic Holden covers the story here

It is cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a teenager to die in prison, writes Rachel Wainer Apter at the ACLU.

The Department of Justice continues to provide funding for body camera programs with bad policies (Just Security).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The White House conducts a "listening session" with criminal justice reform advocates focused on prisoner re-entry. The Justice Department is heightening efforts to increase the use of capital punishment.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

Attorney General Sessions rescinded 25 Justice Department guidance documents on how to interpret an array of federal laws.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Attorney General announced stepped-efforts to address the opioid crisis.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School