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H.R. 3713: Urban League, FAMM Voice Concerns on #JusticeReform Bills

In a striking statement that’s a departure from the views of other major civil rights groups, National Urban League President Marc Morial expressed concerns with the two leading sentencing reform bills in Congress: S. 2123 and H.R. 3137. The Senate bill, S. 2123, was authored primarily by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. […]

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Rep. John Conyers Supports Criminal Intent Bill, Catches Hell From Left

Other Democrats have been criticized for it, but they weren’t in the position of actually passing legislation on the issue. As of yesterday, the most senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee is.  Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee is agreeing with the GOP on issues around criminal intent […]

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Nov. 18: Goodlatte-Conyers Bill with New Heroin Penalty Heads to Cmte.

Legislation authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) that includes an expanded penalty for heroin containing fentanyl, will be considered by the full House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday at a full committee markup.   The bill, H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act, would give prosecutors and judges the option […]

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Hollande Plans Response to Worst Attack in Paris Since WWII

French President Francois Hollande is preparing a response to the attacks on his country. “This is an act of war” Hollande said regarding the near-simultaneous attacks in Paris that killed nearly 130 people and left over 80 in critical condition.  The attacks are widely believed to have been conducted by ISIS.   The massive attacks yesterday […]

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Someone Ask Bobby Jindal to Explain Glenn Ford and Albert Woodfox

“What’s your biggest weakness,” was the first debate question for 8 Republican candidates for President one night.  Someone could have answered for Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal, because the answer is so obvious: Justice.  When officials in Mississippi and Alabama have to stand back in awe of Louisiana’s medieval incarceration rate per 100,000 people — which […]