William Barr

300 Lawyers, Judges Call for Barr’s Resignation

In the latest skirmish of the war between a large section of the U.S. legal community and Attorney General William Barr, some of the country’s top jurists charge the AG’s expansive views of presidential powers, combined with his interventions in support of President Trump’s allies, are helping to nurture an “imperial” presidency.

justice

How ‘Trickle-Down Justice’ Adds More Hurdles for Returning Citizens

Community supervision suffers when lawmakers create new potential violations, write Jesse Kelley and Arthur Rizer of the R Street Institute. Exhibit A: Last month, Congress was expected to vote on a bill to criminalize the sale and distribution of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products that is likely to hit hardest on African-Americans.