The bill, authored by then-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last year after the FBI raided the house of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, was explicitly written to address fears that President Donald Trump might use his pardon power to interfere with criminal investigations.
In a bracing analysis of the country’s third largest state prison system, the Crime and Justice Institute identified serious disparities in sentencing policy, and called for a major overhaul to bring Florida into alignment “with current research on public safety and recidivism reduction.”
“What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault,” said Vanessa Tyson, a fellow at Stanford University and associate professor at Scripps College. She accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex during the encounter, which took place during the Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Victims’ rights, gun violence and—no surprise— marijuana legalization are among the criminal justice issues appearing on state ballots in next Tuesday’s midterm elections. Here’s why you should pay attention to the outcomes.
With state attorneys general leading the fight against many Trump administration policies, the 30 seats up for election this year are attracting high spending totals. Republicans have nominated prosecutors in five major open seats.