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William Barr and Donald Trump

22 Notes for Attorney General William Barr

By Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) and Daniel Nichanian (@taniel) Chris Geidner, The Justice Collaborative’s senior adviser for law and policy, and Daniel Nichanian, its senior research and editorial fellow, analyzed yesterday’s speech by the federal government’s top prosecutor at the Fraternal Order of Police’s conference. Geidner and Nichanian’s remarks, which are in red, address the highlighted text. The Justice […]


Prosecutors announce new pot policies, & Massachusetts organizers push to expand voting rights

In This Edition of the Political Report February 7, 2019: Massachusetts: Lawmakers consider restoring voting rights, but organizers are not waiting Illinois, Maryland, Missouri: Three prosecutors announce new marijuana policies Legislative round-up: South Carolina mulls sentencing reforms, New Jersey adopts police accountability bill, death penalty repeal moves forward in Wyoming, and more You can visit […]

Jacksonville Sheriff Candidate Discusses Police Oversight, Northampton County DA Race Takes Shape, and More

In This Edition of the Political Report January 31, 2019: Florida: Candidate for Jacksonville sheriff explains platform on police accountability, civilian review boards, immigration Kansas: Supporters of the Medicaid expansion highlight its link to providing drug treatment Pennsylvania: First deputy DA and chief public defender enter race to replace Northampton DA   Florida, Montana, Wyoming: In […]

Advocates’ Case for Equity in Marijuana Legalization, a Conversation about Policing in Jacksonville, and More

In This Edition of the Political Report January 25, 2019: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey: Advocates explain how marijuana legalization should tackle social and racial justice Florida: A conversation about policing in Jacksonville with organizer Marcia Garcia Kentucky: Poll finds strong support for restoring voting rights post-sentence New Mexico: Bill to end felony disenfranchisement moves forward […]

New Mexico Bill Would Eradicate Felony Disenfranchisement, Arkansas Activists Take on 287(g), and More

In This Edition of the Political Report January 10, 2019:  New Mexico: New legislation would eliminate felony disenfranchisement Arkansas: Benton and Washington county activists organize against ICE’s 287(g) program Florida, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina, and Texas: The 2018 elections have consequences You can visit the Appeal: Political Report website to read our latest analyses of […]