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Separating Facts from Fiction on the First Step Act

In the wake of news that President Trump is in full support of prison reform legislation not only as it passed the House of Representatives in May but also now as it is being considered in the Senate with added sentencing reforms, opponents of this bill, though few, have been quite loud.

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Jeff Sessions can’t withhold grant money from sanctuary cities, judge rules

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t withhold public grant money from so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to follow federal immigration policies.

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber made the ruling Friday, in which he granted Chicago’s request for a temporary “nationwide” injunction.

The ruling means the Justice Department cannot deny grant money requests until Chicago’s lawsuit against the agency is concluded.

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