Jonathan Haggerty

Sorry, Jeff Sessions, but we’re just not experiencing a violent crime wave

In Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ world, an explosion of violent crime is persistently bubbling just beneath the surface of American society, ready to spill forth onto the streets. …

Trump’s comments aren’t pro-police; they insult the profession

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street National Security and Justice Policy Director Arthur Rizer. A petty thief nabs a duffel bag full of sex toys and pornography from a …

The cure For Uber’s controversies

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as the ridesharing app’s CEO, after mounting pressure from shareholders following a series of public controversies and embarrassments. From allegations of workplace sexual harassment to …

LETTER: Support the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act

Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein, There are more Americans who cycle through local jails each year than there are people who live in the 11 least populous …

How many Americans are swept up in the NSA’s snooping programs?

The following op-ed was co-authored by Arthur Rizer, R Street's national security and justice policy director. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper famously (or infamously) told Congress …

OPEN Government Data Act moves to Senate floor after markup

Legislation requiring federal agencies to publish their data online in a searchable, nonproprietary, machine-readable format has been cleared for the Senate following a May 17 markup by the …

Congressmen reintroduce bill to make CRS reports public

The Government Publishing Office would be required to make Congressional Research Service reports publicly accessible over the internet, under legislation reintroduced last week by Reps. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., …

R Street launches Justice for Work coalition with April 17 D.C. event

As the bipartisan movement for criminal-justice reform continues to move forward in the states and at the federal level, it's time to reconsider government-imposed barriers to economic opportunity, …

On criminal-justice reform, Alabama should look to Texas

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley recently announced a new initiative aimed at addressing the state's overcrowding problem, with 23,000 prisoners in facilities designed for about 13,000. The “Alabama Prison Transformation …

Alaska’s ridesharing bill one step closer to becoming law

With the state Senate's passage of S.B. 14, Alaska is one step closer to a legal framework for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft. The Senate …

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