Dec 16, 2022
ACLU Applauds Merrick Garland for Directive to End Crack and Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity
WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is instructing Department of Justice prosecutors to charge crack offenses as powder cocaine offenses, and to seek sentences for...
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Jul 29, 2022
Civil Rights, Racial Justice, and Gun Violence Prevention Orgs Urge Congress to Decouple Police Funding Bills from Assault Weapons Ban and Community Safety Investment Bills
WASHINGTON — As organizations that have spent years fighting for civil rights, racial justice, and the genuine safety that all of our communities deserve, we stand together to op...
Jul 21, 2022
ACLU Statement on Biden’s “Safer America Plan”
WASHINGTON — Today President Biden announced a plan to fund programs intended to make America “safer.” The president’s plan proposes investments in two competing approaches...
May 19, 2022
ACLU Releases Polling Indicating Strong Support for Clemency
Polling Release Coincides with House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Clemency
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Apr 26, 2022
ACLU Responds to Biden’s Pardons, Reduced Drug Sentences
WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced commutations and pardons for 78 people. Cynthia W. Roseberry, deputy director of the Justice Division at the American Civil Libertie...
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
Mar 01, 2022
ACLU’s Smart Justice Campaign Receives New Major Funding for Criminal Justice Reform
NEW YORK — The Just Trust for Action announced today that the American Civil Liberties Union Campaign for Smart Justice will be part of its inaugural grants to support the moveme...
Issue Areas: Smart Justice
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