Sentencing Reform Gets A Major Boost
Article from Reason by C.J. Ciaramella.
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bipartisan sentencing reform bill over the protests of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which would reduce some federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, sparked a testy back-and-forth between Sessions and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
“When I read his letter, it was almost as if Senator Sessions was back on the Judiciary Committee,” Grassley shot back in a prepared statement at today’s committe hearing. “But that’s the problem. He is now the Attorney General and is charged with executing the laws that Congress passes, not interfering with the legislative process.”
“Certainly we value input from the Department of Justice, but if General Sessions wanted to be involved in marking up this legislation, maybe he should have quit his job and run for the Republican Senate seat in Alabama,” Grassley continued.
Read the entire article at Reason.