FAMM Urges Senate to Vet Federal Prosecutors

Post Date: March 22, 2017

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FAMM Urges Senate to Vet Federal Prosecutors

Joins Advocates in Seeking Answers on Prosecutorial Philosophy

  

WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring yesterday signed a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he urged the committee to scrutinize President Trump’s nominees to serve as United States attorneys. Ring joined leaders from the American Conservative Union and the R Street Institute on the letter.

“Everyone knows that the most powerful person in the courtroom is the federal prosecutor,” Ring said. “Yet, in the past, the Senate has never even asked nominees for these positions how they will approach their job.

“Asking basic questions about prosecutorial philosophy should always be a part of the U.S. attorney confirmation process. Accountability and oversight are important elements of our constitutional system. They are perhaps even more critical now, as the Trump administration seems to be preparing to increase the federal government’s role in fighting crime,” Ring concluded.

 

FAMM, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, promotes commonsense sentencing and prison policies that increase public safety.

 

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