AG Merrick Garland announced that the department was realigning its stance to ensure that prosecutors are “treating like cases alike.”
President Biden nominated U.S. Southern Mississippi District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves to serve as the U.S. Sentencing Commission chair. If confirmed, he will be the commission's first Black chair.
A judge gave disgraced lawyer and convicted extortionist Michael Avenatti the kind of lenient prison sentence that Black defendants who are guilty of doing less rarely if ever receive.
At a time when conservatives are sweeping history aside, Sotomayor’s concurring opinion provides a framework for Congress to fix the gap in legislation which often affects Black and minority communities.
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