The American Conservative Union is working to protect property rights and states’ rights from an overzealous Justice Department. A coalition of bipartisan groups committed to reform have written the U.S. House of Representatives asking to support amendments that would force the Department of Justice to respect states’ rights and not circumvent state limits on asset forfeiture:
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RICHMOND — Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie on Wednesday called for criminal justice reform that goes beyond what the GOP-controlled state legislature has so far been willing to embrace, including raising the state’s felony threshold to $500 from $200 and softening marijuana enforcement.
The American Conservative Union led a coalition of seven reform minded groups in asking House Leaders for a vote on an Asset Forfeiture amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriation bill:
Re: Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendments to CJS Appropriations
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When three prison officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn were charged in May with sexually assaulting at least six women in their custody, it did not come as a surprise. The federal prison has been plagued by scandal in recent years, including two high–profile cases of staff sexual misconduct.
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DENVER–The Left views The American Legislative Exchange Council as a pawn of corporate influence. There were some protests at the organizations annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in July. They were mild. No fires were started, and no vandalism occurred. They came, they chanted, and then they dispersed. That was it. While progressives chanted the usual liberal talking points outside of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver, a significant number of state legislators were figuring out a way to knock out what seems to be an unstoppable killer: opioids.