Eve Levin  //  10/31/17  //  Topic Update

 The change in DOJ’s position on the scope of the habeas corpus “savings clause” makes little sense, write Leah Litman and Lark Turner at Take Care.

Private prison company GEO Group has become more successful during the Trump Administration while increasing its political activities (WaPo).

The Justice Department announced a move to end the standard gag orders that prohibit technology companies from telling customers when the government has requested their data (WaPoARSTechnica).

  • Read the memo here.


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Attorney General Sessions rescinded 25 Justice Department guidance documents on how to interpret an array of federal laws.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