Christina Delgado

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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