Britany Riley // 11/26/17 //
Attorney General Sessions announced nearly $100 million in grant funding for local police departments to hire additional officers (The Hill).
The Trump administration has cracked the “law and order” whip, but taken a hands-off approach with law enforcement (NYT).
The Justice Department argued that federal prisoners serving longer prison terms than allowed by law are not entitled to challenge their sentence in court, and it urged the Supreme Court to deny review in just such a case, notes Adam Liptak for The New York Times.
The Supreme Court should strike down life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, writes the New York Times Editorial Board.
Will the Supreme Court kill the death penalty this term? Jordan Rubin offers analysis at Bloomberg News.