Overcriminalization

Nadler & Harris Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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Today, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. “Despite the legalization of marijuana in states across the country, those with criminal convictions... Read more »

Nadler & Bass Statement on DOJ’s Selection of the Hudson Institute to Host First Step Act Independent Review Committee

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) released a joint statement on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) selection of the Hudson Institute to host the Independent Review Committee (IRC) required under the First Step Act: “On April 8, 2019, the Departmen... Read more »

Ranking Member Nadler Statement on Effort by President Trump and House Republicans to Expose Identity of FBI Confidential Source

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Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) of the House Judiciary Committee released the following statement in response to the effort by President Trump and Congressional Republicans to undercut the Special Counsel investigation by pressuring the Department of Justice to expose the role of a top-secret FBI source: “A deliberate decision to expose the identity of a confidential source for some p... Read more »

Ranking Member Nadler Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Report on Trump Tower Meeting

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee released more than 2,500 pages of documents related to its investigation into the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between top Trump aides and a delegation of Russians who promised to help the Trump presidential campaign: “These preliminary findin... Read more »

STATEMENT OF RANKING MEMBER JERROLD NADLER FOR THE HEARING ON “EXAMINING SOCIAL MEDIA FILTERING PRACTICES AND THEIR EFFECT ON FREE SPEECH”

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“House Republicans have no time for substantive oversight of the Trump Administration, or election security, or privacy policy, or even a discussion about the wisdom of regulating social media platforms—but they have made time for Diamond and Silk. They have prioritized this spectacle over every other conversation we could be having today.” “The notion that social media companies are filtering out... Read more »

Groups Oppodsing the So-Called "Balanced Budget Amendment"

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF AGING ORGANIZATIONS NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSING THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT​ ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS KEY POINTS TO HJRES 2 (STANDARD BBA) NAACP NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION WAYS AND MEANS Read more »

NADLER’S STATEMENT ON THE “CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO KNOW ACT OF 2017”

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Mr. Chairman, I believe the consideration of the issues underlying this bill is timely, but unfortunately misguided. This Committee should examine pretrial services and bail issues with the goal of reforming our Nation’s bail system, not for the purpose of protecting the use of money bail, which is unfair to the indigent, unproductive, and expensive for American taxpayers. H.R. 2152, the “Citizen... Read more »

AHEAD OF REPUBLICANS’ POLITICALLY DIVISIVE JUDICIARY HEARING TO CONNECT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC TO ANTI-IMMIGRANT POLICIES & RHETORIC, JUDICIARY DEMOCRATS CALL FOR REAL HEARINGS TO ADDRESS OPIOID CRISIS

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Today, ahead of House Judiciary Republicans’ politically divisive Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Vice Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and eight other House Judiciary Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatt... Read more »