Lindsey Graham, the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will meet with White House officials about renominating judges, including North Carolina’s Thomas Farr, whose controversial nomination was blocked by Republican Tim Scott.
Sen. Ted Cruz has long pushed changes to prevent keep violent offenders from getting out early. In the final days of the Congressional calendar, the Texas Republican got his way, something criminal justice reform advocates hope will bring other reluctant conservatives on board.
Larry Wallace, a top staff member to US Senator Kamala Harris, resigned on Dec. 5, 2018, after The Sacramento Bee inquired about a harassment settlement related to his work at the California Department of Justice.
Prosecutors charged four people — including a former top lawyer for Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian firm that helped dictators, drug lords and the ultra-wealthy hide their cash — with financial crimes.
Jeffrey Epstein avoided a lifetime sentence for underage human and sex trafficking and abuse. Learn how the deal drafted by then prosecutor Alexander Acosta and Epstein’s defense team made the charges go away.
The conservative megadonor is better-known for pushing a controversial social agenda aimed at Republican primary voters in Texas. But Dunn’s bid to make criminal justice reforms a part of mainstream conservative ideology could wind up helping his party find the new supporters it needs in 2020.
Kelley Paul, who is married to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has stepped into an advocacy role to push efforts to improve the criminal justice system. She says too many people are in prison on drug charges and lives are ruined.
The detention earlier this week in Monaco of a Russian oligarch who seemingly overpaid for a Donald Trump’ mansion in Palm Beach in 2008 is bringing renewed focus on the Russian’s empire, shell companies and relationships.
Idaho is in between “judicial emergencies,” as its two federal district court judges cannot handle all of the state’s civil cases. A bill adding a third judgeship could help, but wouldn’t take effect until 2021.
Sen. Kamala Harris has been building Democratic allies using the contentious confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in yet another sign she’s getting ready for a presidential run in 2020.
California just enacted a law requiring police to obtain parental consent before taking DNA samples from minors during routine street stops. Many states have no such restrictions, allowing “DNA dragnets” of bystanders, including teenagers.
Republicans have repeatedly called for investigations into who leaked Christine Blasey Ford’s letter that accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, focusing particularly on Sen. Dianne Feinstein. But there’s a problem with that.
Sen. Lindsey Graham had kept quiet during Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony. But by the time it was his turn to speak during Brett Kavanaugh’s rebuttal, the South Carolina Republican did not hold back.