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Thursday, October 11, 2018

"Prez Trump reiterates support for prison reform and says AG Jeff Sessions "gets overruled by me""

Doug Berman has this post at Sentencing Law & Policy, excerpting an article from The Hill. In part:

Sessions, a law-and-order candidate who became estranged from Trump over the Russia probe, played a role in successfully urging the president to put off action on criminal justice reform before the midterm elections.

Trump's comments come hours before he's scheduled to have lunch with the rapper Kanye West and former NFL star Jim Brown, who are expected to urge Trump to move forward with sentencing and prison reforms. The president heaped praise on West and Brown, saying the support from the rapper caused his approval among African-Americans to shoot up "like 25 percent" because "he's got a big following in the African-American community."

 

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