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Gillespie touts Criminal Justice Reform beyond what GOP Legislature has Embraced

Originally Posted on WashingtonPost.com RICHMOND — Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie on Wednesday called for criminal justice reform that goes beyond what the GOP-controlled state legislature has so far been willing to embrace, including raising the state’s felony threshold to $500

Broad Coalition Support emerges for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

The American Conservative Union is working to protect property rights and states’ rights from an overzealous Justice Department. A coalition of bipartisan groups committed to reform have written the U.S. House of Representatives asking to support amendments that would force

ACU Leads Center-Right Coalition Urging Congress to Limit Asset Forfeiture

The American Conservative Union led a coalition of seven reform minded groups in asking House Leaders for a vote on an Asset Forfeiture amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriation bill: Re: Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendments to CJS Appropriations

We have Standards to stop Prison Rape. Why were Rapists allowed to Enforce them?

Originally posted on WashingtonPost.com When three prison officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn were charged in May with sexually assaulting at least six women in their custody, it did not come as a surprise. The federal prison has been plagued

Conservatives are Working To Stop The Deadliest Drug Crisis in History

Originally posted on Townhall.com DENVER­–The Left views The American Legislative Exchange Council as a pawn of corporate influence. There were some protests at the organizations annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in July. They were mild. No fires were started, and no

Major Conservative Groups Call For Reform of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Aside from Questions of Fairness, Forfeiture Undermines the Public’s Confidence in Law Enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Washington, D.C. – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), in collaboration with six other center-right groups sent a letter to the Chairmen of the