Today, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law submitted testimony from Policy Counsel Danyelle Solomon to the House Judiciary Committee’s Over-Criminalization Task Force on how collateral consequences can affect those former offenders' ability to reintegrate into society.
The Brennan Center, along with nearly 40 civil liberties groups, urged Senate leadership to pass the original version of the USA FREEDOM Act rather than the watered-down version passed by the House in May.
The Brennan Center for Justice recommends that New Jersey eliminate its judicial reappointment process and instead establish an independent nominating commission to help avoid growing political pressure on its courts.
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law urged the Illinois Legislature to strengthen pending legislation to include, among other reforms, electronic voter registration at a broad range of public service agencies.
The Brennan Center filed comments in response to the Sentencing Commission’s notice of proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines that help judges determine appropriate sentences for federal offenders.
In comments submitted on the Securities and Exchange Commission's 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, the Brennan Center for Justice urged the agency to include rulemaking regarding the disclosure of corporate political spending.