Sessions May Seek His Old Senate Seat

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering running for his old Alabama Senate seat in 2020. Sessions was fired as attorney general Wednesday. After he left the Senate in 2017, his seat was won by Democrat Doug Jones. Jones is up for a full term in 2020, and may be the most vulnerable incumbent senator facing reelection.

Chair of DOJ Spending Committee Is Defeated

U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), who heads the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the U.S. Justice Department’s budget, was defeated for re-election Tuesday. Culberson would have left the chairmanship in any case because the Democrats took control of the House. He may be succeeded by Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY).

James Elected NY AG, Will Pursue Trump

Letitia James was overwhelmingly elected as the attorney general of New York state on Tuesday, placing herself in position to be at the forefront of the legal bulwark against the policies of President Trump. She succeeds Barbara Underwood, who already has dozens of cases pending against the president.


Why Your Vote Can Help Kickstart Real Justice Reform

Many prosecutors have made the end of mass incarceration and other justice reforms a focus of their election or re-election campaigns, That’s welcome news, says the director of John Jay’s Institute for Innovations in Prosecution–and long overdue. But it should galvanize support for a broader approach to change.