Accuracy in Media

Obama is Commuting Prison Sentences at a Record Pace

Um, this is unprecedented. Is that a good thing? Jury is out: President Obama will be commuting 102 additional prison sentences, mostly for drug-related crimes under outdated sentencing laws, the White House announced today. This brings the total of number of commuted sentences to 774 during Obama’s presidency — more than the 11 previous presidents […]

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Democrats Stonewall Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Lip service from the Left? Senate Democrats are demanding that Republicans abandon their hope of using a criminal justice reform bill to expand mens rea, a legal doctrine that prevents defendants from being charged with crimes they didn’t know they were committing. Democrats have charged that Republicans are pushing for the language to make it […]

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Obama’s Executive Order Drops Criminal Record Question from Federal Job Applications

Fox News reported: President Obama on Monday announced a new executive order that prevents federal agencies from making job-applicants reveal they have a criminal record as part of his overall criminal justice reform effort. The so-called “drop the box” initiative would allow prospective employees not to check a box on some federal applications that acknowledges […]

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October 2016

10/9/2016 - Obama is Commuting Prison Sentences at a Record Pace

June 2016

6/6/2016 - No, Conservatives Shouldn’t Rush Head-First into Criminal Justice Reform

May 2016

5/31/2016 - Felons as Jurors? Could Be a Reality in Virginia after Felons’ Rights Restored

April 2016

4/25/2016 - White House Council Blames High Prison Rates for Holding Back U.S. Economy

4/22/2016 - Democrats Stonewall Criminal Justice Reform Bill

January 2016

1/18/2016 - No Koch Brothers? New York Times Praises NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

November 2015

11/3/2015 - Obama’s Executive Order Drops Criminal Record Question from Federal Job Applications

July 2015

7/20/2015 - Obama Follows Koch Brothers, Rand Paul on Criminal Justice Reform