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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"Hopes reignite for criminal justice reform"

From Axios, via NACDL news scan. In addition to discussing the mens rea proposal discussed in a previous post today, the piece states:

Republican Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin want to pass "comprehensive legislation to review prison sentences for certain nonviolent drug offenders, reduce recidivism, and save taxpayer dollars." Grassley and Durbin said two weeks ago they planned to reintroduce their bill from the last Congress, and it could come out as soon as Tuesday, according to a source familiar with their efforts.

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