The U.S. has imprisoned record numbers of people, even as the crime rate dropped. Barack Obama made moves to change this, but Sessions is about to undo his work.
"Mandatory minimum sentences have unfairly and disproportionately incarcerated too many minorities for too long," Paul said in a CNN op-ed.
It is an indisputable fact that to lock up even more of our nation's citizenry for even greater amounts of time won't make us safer, but it will directly devastate children, families, and communities.
Attorney general's memo orders federal prosecutors to charge defendants with the most serious offense—which would carry the longest prison sentence.
Jeff Sessions wants to overturn Obama-era drugs sentencing reforms, but experts believe the impact on the U.S. prison population would be minimal.
The GEO Group is currently the subject of a class-action lawsuit from 60,000 undocumented migrants.
As the deputy director, Andrew McCabe oversees all of the agency's domestic and international investigations, as well as all matter pertaining to intelligence activities.
Assange's lawyer argues that because the U.S. has new plans to charge Assange, Sweden should drop its warrant.
Pot advocates are calling on U.S. lawmakers to legalize the substance federally as support reaches an all-time high.
"We can devastate this gang. We're going after them," the U.S. attorney general has said. "We're not going to allow them to terrorize people with this violence."
Sessions had been dismissive toward a Hawaiian judge who opposed Trump's travel ban.
The Homeland Security secretary says heroin, cocaine and meth are bigger problems.
The decree followed findings that Baltimore's police department regularly violated African-Americans' civil rights, including through strip searches, unlawful stops and excessive force.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called for a review of Obama-era consent decrees between the federal government and local law enforcement.
'American carnage' is the president's promise to communities of color, via an assault on voting rights, immigration raids, visa restrictions and more.
On Monday, the attorney general threatened to cut Department of Justice grants to the cities.
The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York declined to take the call without approval from his superiors.