Criminal Justice and Drug Policy
Rights guaranteed to the accused are fundamental.
Reversing the tide of over-criminalization and over-incarceration.
Our constitution is designed to safeguard the citizenry against government abuses of power. But all too often, the rights of those involved in the criminal justice system are compromised or ignored.
The rights guaranteed to the accused, defendants, offenders and prisoners are fundamental rights that protect all Americans from governmental abuse of power. These rights include the guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure, the right to reasonable bail, the right to due process of law and the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.
These rights are indispensable to a free society.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is expected to reverse an Obama-era policy today that discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing charges against marijuana users in states where marijuana is legal. This... Read More
WASHINGTON, DC — President Trump addressed a group of law enforcement officers in Brentwood, New York, today and endorsed the use of force against people police suspect of criminal activity. Jeffery... Read More
Board of Supervisors Appointment of Interim District Attorney is an Affront to the Democratic Process
SAN DIEGO – Today, San Diego County Board of Supervisors appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan as interim San Diego County District Attorney. Ms. Stephan will serve as the region’s chief law... Read More
SACRAMENTO—Last night, the California Assembly failed to approve AB 42 (Bonta), a bill to reform California’s money bail system, after continued pressure from the for-profit bail industry. The defeat came on the... Read More