//  6/18/17  //  Topic Update


Advocates of criminal justice reform are looking to Jared Kushner for support (The Atlantic).

Criminal-justice reformers are refocusing their efforts locally, in light of federal opposition from the Trump Administration (Buzzfeed News).

The Department of Justice is turning away from consent decrees as part of the Trump administration’s pullback from federal civil rights enforcementnotes Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman at ABAJournal. 

President Trump has announced the nomination of his first group of candidates for United States attorney positions (ABA JournalNYT).

After Rep. Gabby Giffords’ shooting and the mass shooting in Newtown didn’t move the dial on gun control, Democrats are wary of reviving the debate after the shooting in Virginia today (Politico).


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Attorney General Sessions rescinded 25 Justice Department guidance documents on how to interpret an array of federal laws.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