In the face of outdated federal policy, this bill defends the ability and responsibility of states to create and test the best marijuana policies for the American people, and will decrease the number of people who are unnecessarily incarcerated.
The Brennan Center, sponsored by Sen. Klobuchar’s office, will hold a congressional briefing on Tuesday, May 29 to address the loopholes that allowed Russia to skirt the laws that have protected our elections for decades.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement abandoned efforts to build a program to predict, using analysis of social media and other online sources, who would contribute to the “national interest” or commit a terrorist act.
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.