Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Criminal justice reform gains bipartisan momentum

As President Barack Obama on Tuesday evening called on Congress to take up criminal justice reform, a bipartisan group on Capitol Hill was putting the final touches on a sentencing overhaul deal to be announced as soon as next week.

Their message to the president: You’re preaching to the choir.
“We’ve actually been working on it for quite a while,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), one of the key negotiators of a package being hashed by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “You may see some legislation here in the next week or so. This is active. … [W]e’re close.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/criminal-justice-reform-gains-bipartisan-momentum-120125.html





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