The legislation, whose authors say two-fifths of prisoners are locked up without a "compelling public safety justification," would reward states that take a more discriminating approach.
The senator bemoans the "cannabis crisis" he helped maintain by blocking the SAFE Banking Act.
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The prospects in the next session, when Republicans will control the House, are iffy.
The Senate majority leader's racial rhetoric and overly prescriptive approach make an already iffy effort even more quixotic.
Shifting the process from the Justice Department to the White House can help eliminate bureaucracy and meddling from prosecutors.
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The New Jersey senator was also willing to buck the establishment at key moments.
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More federal spending won’t make housing more accessible as long as regulations and zoning drive up prices.
"It's been tried by other nations," the New Jersey senator said.
Less pandering to education unions; more choices for parents.
Most Democrats agreed, though Andrew Yang argued that it made more sense to fund families directly.
Climate change is a problem, but the end of the world is not scheduled for 2030.
Cory Booker's Slam Against Joe Biden's Criminal Justice Record Shoveled Some More Dirt on the Old Lock 'Em Up Consensus
The climate of opinion has changed so dramatically that Democrats are politically obliged to support reform.
"There are people right now in prison for life for drug offenses because you stood up and used that tough-on-crime phony rhetoric."
Judges would be permitted to rethink sentences after 10 years have been served, particularly for inmates over the age of 50.
Those who disagree with Elizabeth Warren's economics tried really hard not to say so during the Dems' first presidential debate
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A flawed study continues to be repeated as if it proves something about the efficacy of gun permit laws.
Booker would move the process away from prosecutors and into the White House.
Sen. Cory Booker's comments were in response to Sen. Bernie Sanders' public education plan, which targets charter schools.
The Democratic presidential candidate promises to fight for a design requirement that is not currently feasible.
And that's just one of the measures outlined in his new gun control proposal.
The one potential holdout? Joe "gateway drug" Biden.
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The New Jersey senator says there's nothing funny about pot busts that warp people's lives.
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The senator has a history of grandstanding during judicial hearings.
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"If you can't debate hard issues honestly, with honor, with integrity, how do we keep a civil society?" Thomas said.
Pretty much what everyone expected. Unfortunately.
Booker's totally not running for president or anything.
Because that's a thing that happens in the United States.
At South by Southwest, Cory Booker declines to say whether or not he will run for president.
New Jersey senator says attitudes about criminal justice have radically shifted since the '80s and '90s.
Whither the Republic?
2013, Booker's last year as mayor, saw the highest number of murders in Newark in 23 years