Sentencing News

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March 30, 2017

Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Clears Committee, Goes to Senate for Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés 202.621.5066 The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee today approved HF 579, sending the bipartisan sentencing reform bill to the full Senate for a vote. The Iowa House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously on March 20. The bill enjoys broad support from across the ideological spectrum, including conservative organizations like… Read more »

March 28, 2017

Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés 202.621.5066 Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition latest to endorse House-passed legislation that awaits Senate approval Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition is the latest conservative-oriented organization to throw its support behind sentencing reform legislation, HF 579, that… Read more »

March 28, 2017

Supreme Court rejects challenge to federal sentencing guidelines via Beckles

Supreme Court declines to apply Johnson to the Sentencing Guidelines, ruling that guideline residual clause is not void for vagueness. In Johnson v. United States, 576 U.S. (2015), the Supreme Court declared the so-called “residual clause” of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), which helped define predicate crimes of violence, void because it was so… Read more »

March 22, 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Decriminalization of Marijuana

Originally seen in Maui Now US Representative Tulsi Gabbard spoke on the House floor today to urge Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana. If passed, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act (H.R.1227) would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list — joining other industries such as alcohol and tobacco. Rep. Gabbard introduced… Read more »

March 22, 2017

Jeff Sessions Shouldn’t Bring Back Reagan-Era Drug Policies

Originally seen in The Christian Post Last Wednesday, Sessions spoke to federal, state, and local law enforcement officials in Virginia’s capital city and touched on his concern with the rising levels of drug use in America. “Attorney General Sessions is right to send the message that drug use is destructive. Where he is dangerously wrong is… Read more »