AG Sessions plan to toughen drug rules wrong turn for justice

Plans by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to toughen rules for prosecuting drug crimes reverses Obama-era policies. Joseph Margulies, professor of law and government at Cornell University, says such reversals constitute a wrong turn for the justice system. Bio: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio_joe_margulies.cfm Margulies says: “For the past decade or so, drug policy has been one of the only […]

New federal prison release is a step forward, but not a game-changer

Joe Margulies, civil rights attorney and professor of government and law at Cornell University, comments on the Justice Department’s decision to release 6,000 inmates. He says the move is a step in the right direction, but adds that it does not solve the problem of mass incarceration in America. Bio: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty/bio_joe_margulies.cfm   Margulies says:   […]