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Dan
Zeidman

Dan Zeidman is a Lobbyist Assistant focusing on criminal justice reform for the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. Before coming to the ACLU, Dan worked as a Legislative Assistant for the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He graduated from Williams College in 2009 with a BA in Political Science and a concentration in Leadership Studies.

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Retroactivity — the Path to Fairness

Retroactivity — the Path to Fairness

By Dan Zeidman, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:06am

By applying the Fair Sentencing Act's new sentencing structure retroactively, the Sentencing Commission would right a terrible injustice and reduce the sentences of approximately 12,040 individuals.

ACLU Urges U.S. Sentencing Commission to Restore Basic Fairness to Criminal Justice System

By Dan Zeidman, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:00am

On March 21, the ACLU submitted recommendations to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in response to the commission's request for public comments on a variety of proposed amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. In the comments, the ACLU urges…

Senator Webb Gives Shout Out to ACLU's Work in Support of the National Criminal Justice Commission Act

By Dan Zeidman, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 6:27pm

When Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced S. 306, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2011 (NCJCA) this past Tuesday, he took the time to give a shout out to the ACLU’s work in support this important piece of legislation. This…

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