Federal Defenders Urge Criminal Justice Reform Now

"President Joe Biden campaigned on a pledge to reform the criminal justice system–an issue that has stalled in Congress more often than not. As the Senate prepares to confirm President Biden's pick for attorney general, Merrick Garland, it is worth thinking about how those urgently needed reforms can be realized. The bottom line: The administration need not wait for Congress to act. It has all the tools necessary to make good on some of its most significant promises on criminal justice."

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