Take Care  //  5/7/17  //  Topic Update

President Trump could seek to boost state-level capital punishment, explains Ian Eppler (Take Care).

Trump's one-dimensional approach to law and order pits communities against law enforcement and the federal governmentargues Chiraag Bains (Take Care).

Newly confirmed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may serve as a check on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and as a force for independence from the White House, posits Leon Neyfakh (Slate).

  • Marjorie Cohn examines Attorney General Sessions’s “draconian agenda on voting rights, immigration, crime, policing, the drug war, federal sentencing and the privatization of prisons” (TruthOut).

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.

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Attorney General Sessions rescinded 25 Justice Department guidance documents on how to interpret an array of federal laws.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