Christina Delgado

Examining Michigan’s ‘raise the age’ efforts

The attached policy short was co-authored by Sara Wycoff McCauley, the founder and president of Strategic Policy Consultants. Financial pressure caused by the “Great Recession” acted as an impetus for …

Support for the Civil Forfeiture Amendments to H.R. 3354 (Sections 551, 552, and 553)

Dear Chairman Culberson and Ranking Member Serrano: On behalf of the undersigned organizations dedicated to the protection of private property and civil liberties and rights, we write to urge …

Tom Cotton on the wrong side of juvenile delinquency act

As Congress continues to be deeply divided on a range of issues, from health care to tax reform, it's time for members of both chambers to come together …

Comment: Evaluation of Existing Coast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, Interpretative Documents, and Collections of Information (Docket No. USCG-2017-0480)

Mr. Jeffrey G. Lantz Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards U.S. Coast Guard 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20593 Re:     Evaluation of Existing Coast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, …

Will Congress finally update a data privacy law that’s 31 years old?

Cross-border data flows have left governments around the world struggling to catch up. But the trend toward tighter restrictions on such flows, in addition to the possibility they …

Letter: Support for the Civil Forfeiture Amendments to H.R. 3354

September 7, 2017 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives United States Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 RE: Support for the Civil Forfeiture Amendments to H.R. 3354 YES on Walberg/Cohen #46 YES on Raskin/Sensenbrenner …

A history lesson on why Trump shouldn’t burn down NAFTA

On Aug. 24, 1817, in retaliation for American troops burning Upper Canada’s Parliament Buildings in the Battle of York, British soldiers ransacked the original White House and set …

A ray of hope for criminal justice reform?

The bipartisan movement toward criminal justice reform that seemed to be gaining ground in 2016 is, unfortunately, having a tougher time this congressional session. But there is one …

Juvenile justice reform finally clears its U.S. Senate hurdle

The following post was co-authored by R Street Research Assistant Megha Bhattacharya. It's been 10 years since the expiration of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, which created America’s …

R Street Institute Supports Rep. Collins’ Prison Reform and Redemption Act

Dear Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers, With more than 95 percent of prisoners ensured release and re-entry back into our communities upon completion of their sentences, it is …

Call to Pass Civil Forfeiture Reform Quickly and Independently

Dear Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Grassley: On behalf of the undersigned organizations dedicated to the protection of civil liberties and private property, we write to express our deep disappointment …

Letter to AG Sessions: Civil asset forfeiture

Attorney General Jeff Sessions U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001   Dear Attorney General Sessions, We write you today out of concern for your recently issued guidance on civil …

McConnell and Grassley’s opportunity to lead the way on juvenile justice reform

The following op-ed was co-authored by Marcy Mistrett, CEO of the Campaign for Youth Justice, a national advocacy organization, and co-chair of the Act-4-Juvenile Justice Coalition. Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

Kids shouldn’t be charged as sex offenders

Corey Walgren, a 16-year old honor roll student from Naperville, Illinois, recently stood accused by a school resource officer of some dishonorable behavior: allegedly showing friends a cellphone recording …

Loophole lets law enforcement bypass state laws on civil asset forfeiture

Advocates of civil asset forfeiture reform, stymied in recent years at the federal level, continue to make steady progress in the states. Alas, a loophole in current law …

Sessions’ charging memo underscores need for Congress to pass reform

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' memorandum instructing federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” against defendants signals a desire to return to a tough-on-crime …

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