After a delay, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take up a prison reform bill backed by the White House but criticized by civil rights groups. Former Attorney General Eric Holder joins the Brennan Center in calling it a poor starting point in fixing the country’s broken justice system.
Lawmakers passed SB 5 after numerous courts, including the full Fifth Circuit, concluded the prior strict ID law had a discriminatory effect. Advocates believe that the new law is still discriminatory, and are reviewing options for next steps.
The partnership comes at a pivotal time in the fight for criminal justice reform as a growing number of elected prosecutors from across the country pursue reforms that address systemic injustices in our courts and prisons.
The letter shares five specific steps states must take to protect election infrastructure from foreign interference and hacking. Signatories include individuals with a broad array of backgrounds and experience.