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Criminal Justice Reform in the States: July 25, 2019 Edition

Legislative roundup: Miami officials plan to counter Florida’s “poll tax” law, California’s law restricting felony murder gains a powerful ally, and more Many of the laws that govern the American criminal justice system are set at the state level. Explore the latest developments on criminal justice reform in legislatures around the country with the Political […]

Legislative roundup, March 7 edition

Criminal justice reform in the states: North Dakota legislature adopts two bills, Texas holds hearing on decriminalizing marijuana, and more.

2018 Election Preview: U.S. Senator from Texas

Watch and read Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke debate policing in Texas In a Sept. 21 debate, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and his Democratic challenger Representative Beto O’Rourke were asked about Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer who killed Botham Jean in his own apartment. Cruz promptly attacked O’Rourke for disrespecting police officers. “I think it […]

Ted Cruz & Beto O'Rourke debate policing practices: Sept. 21, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Beto O’Rourke debate on September 21st featured a lengthy exchange on policing and protests. Watch the relevant footage–or read our transcript below.   Transcript Gromer Jeffers: Senator Cruz, this question is for you. This month in Dallas officer Amber Guyger shot Botham John, a Black man, in his own apartment. […]