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Chiraag Bains discusses at Take Care the bipartisan critique from key Senators on the Justice Department’s mandatory minimums policy.

“Where are the United States attorneys?”asks the NYT Editorial Board.

A federal judge has remarked that “80% of the mandatory sentences he hands down are unjust” (Sentencing Law and Policy).

President Trump’s proposed Department of Justice budget includes cuts to programs that the President promised he would not touchexplains Leah Litman on Take Care.

Contrary to President Trump’s claims, a new Brennan Center report demonstrates that the national crime rate remained stable in 2016.

  • At The Marshall Project, Justin George asks whether a bipartisan consensus around criminal justice reform can be salvaged in light of Trump Administration policy.

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Attorney General Sessions rescinded 25 Justice Department guidance documents on how to interpret an array of federal laws.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