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Conservative Principles of Justice

Conservatives believe that the core function of government is keeping the public safe from harm within the constraints of individual liberty and limited government. We know it is the nature of bureaucracy that government agencies grow in size and inefficiency.

Local View: The Case Against Mandatory Minimums

By Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan  Originally Posted in the Lincoln Journal Star On April 27, the prison system was preparing to welcome another inmate. The convict was a 28-year old Nebraskan named Leo Guthmiller. A recovering addict, Leo was

Civil Asset Forfeiture Puts Homeowners at Risk of Property Rights Violations

By Pat Nolan and David Safavian, ACUF Center for Criminal Justice Reform  Originally Posted on DailySignal.com The owner of the resort didn’t ask his guests why they were there. He offered plush accommodations to those seeking to get away. Sometimes,

Groups urge Greater Oversight of US Attorney Nominees

By Kelly Cohen Originally posted on WashingtonExaminer.com Criminal justice reform advocates are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to exercise greater oversight of United States Attorney nominees. Their letter, sent Tuesday and signed by the American Conservative Union Foundation, Families Against

Judge Gorsuch And The Arrest Of The “Disruptive Burper”

By Pat Nolan, Director, ACUF Center for Criminal Justice Reform  Originally posted on DailyCaller.com One of the enjoyable aspects of researching the record of judicial nominees is finding relatively unnoticed opinions that are delightful gems among otherwise tedious legal reading.

Point of View: Making Oklahoma Safer Through Criminal Justice Reform

By Pat Nolan and Estela Hernandez Originally Posted on Oklahoman.com Conservatives like us believe that the states are America’s laboratories of democracy. When it comes to criminal justice reform, this is indisputably true. For more than a decade, states like