Everything We Know About the American Heartland

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Everything We Know about Jeff Sessions

July 28, 2017

Show Notes

In this episode, we discover we don’t really need Tom to do a show.

Cabinets — how do they work?

AJ and Ruchit renovate their cabinets.

Sessions speaks

Jeff Sessions’ Tenure

He’s the attorney general. What’s he been up to?

Sentencing

DOJ memo on Sentencing:

First, it is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense. This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency.

Memo generally rescinds all prior inconsistent guidance and explicitly rescinds two Holder memos (1, 2) urging more nuanced assessment of charging and plea negotiations. The Holder memos emphasized that “prosecutors must individually evaluate the unique facts and circumstances and select charges and seek sentences that are fair and proportional based upon this individualized assessment.” instead of only the maximum provable charge.

Civil Forfeiture

Even the Institute for Justice thinks that we need reform here.

Follow-up

Before we jump to the sidebar, we discuss BCRA a little more.

Sidebar

Ruchit: Rick Perry pranked by Russians

AJ: Krugman on US-Germany trade imbalance