Enacting Principled, Nonpartisan Criminal-Law Reform: A Memo to President-elect Obama
Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Brian W. Walsh
Special Collection: Presidential Advisory
Keywords: Presidential transition; Justice system; Criminal law
Coverage: United States
When it comes to federal criminal-justice reform, advocates and media commentators have typically directed the public's attention to proposed changes in sentencing and incarceration policy that would primarily benefit isolated classes of offenders. Some of these reforms may indeed be needed, but--in accordance with your campaign promise--you should focus your Administration's efforts on principled, nonpartisan reforms that benefit all Americans.