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The Case Against William Barr

The former AG, whom President Trump has nominated to return to his old job, is likely to continue the hardline policies of his official predecessor Jeff Sessions. Americans hoping for justice reform deserve better, writes one of the nation’s leading criminologists.

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Trump Picks Tough-on-Crime Veteran William Barr to Head Justice Department

Barr, 68, a hardliner who served as attorney general in the George H.W. Bush administration, is considered to have widespread bipartisan support, but he will still likely face tough nomination hearings. The president said Barr was his “first choice from day one,” though he acknowledged he didn’t know him until recently.