In exchange, the libertarian president had to scale back some of his free-market ambitions.
Ballots should be counted quickly and accurately.
Lawmakers can take small steps that are uncontroversial and bipartisan to jumpstart the fiscal stability process.
Ballots should be counted quickly and accurately.
California Attorney General Announces Settlement To Stop Civil Rights Abuses by Vallejo Police Department
A 2019 Reason investigation detailed a long string of police abuses in Vallejo. Things have only gotten worse since then.
We need less intrusive law enforcement, not the treatment of crime as a lark.
Since Congress designed and implemented the last budget process in 1974, only on four occasions have all of the appropriations bills for discretionary spending been passed on time.
The government appears to agree that Charles Foehner shot a man in self-defense. He may spend decades behind bars anyway.
No longer will the troubled jail system publicly report when somebody dies in custody.
Activists who would like to see more housing built and people who build housing for a living would seem to be natural allies. A new bill in the California Legislature is driving them apart.
A responsible political class would significantly reform the organization. Instead, they will likely continue to give it more power.
New bills in six states showcase some right and wrong ways to help sex workers, from full decriminalization to ramping up penalties for prostitution customers.
Police dogs seriously injured 186 people within the last two years—more than batons or tasers did, according to the ACLU.
"This is a fundamental statement of morality, of what's right and wrong," Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro said Thursday. "And I believe Pennsylvania must be on the right side of this issue."
There are ways to reduce abusive behavior while still protecting public safety.
While rising crime created headwinds for candidates who supported criminal justice reform, the apocalyptic storm never quite arrived.
The governor and attorney general say they’ll appeal to the state Supreme Court.
Fortunately, government kills fewer prisoners each year.
Seventeen retired federal judges, appointed by both Republicans and Democrats, filed a brief supporting his appeal.
What's happening right now in Cochise County, Arizona, should make the passage of the Electoral Count Reform Act even more urgent.
Legalization is unlikely in the foreseeable future, but banking reform and expungement could be feasible.
It’s a little thing, but thousands of people end up in jail over these types of avoidable technical violations.
Dr. Walensky's proposed bureaucratic reshuffling is too timid.
Let’s perhaps stop trying to tease national trends out of the complexities of local public safety issues.
The fine print of the latest alcohol regulation proposal in Massachusetts is revealing.
Politicians who benefit from divisive election politics resist reforms that threaten the status quo.
A new bill in Kansas seeks to make it harder for cops to seize assets without a criminal conviction.
If Chuck Schumer Supports Marijuana Legalization, Why Did He Nix a Bill That Would Have Helped Pot Businesses Use Banks?
Stranger still, the leading drug policy reform organization supported Schumer's obstruction.
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Massive Illinois Police Reform Bill Ends Cash Bail, Limits Deadly Force, Mandates Body Cameras, and Makes It Easier To Dump Crooked Cops
Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
Obama Knocks 'Defund the Police' Activists for Valuing 'Feel Good' Sloganeering Over Practical Reforms
Efforts to push for substantial police reforms many people would support instead became a political battlefield.
House Bill 1193 loosened or abolished rules governing more than 30 different professions.
Washington Post Journalist Radley Balko on Civil Rights, Militarized Policing, and the Power of Video
The Washington Post's Radley Balko was a pioneer in reporting on the disastrous consequences of police militarization and the need for criminal justice reform. Now everyone else is catching up.
Reason asked writers who have been on the criminal justice beat for years to lay out serious proposals for reforms with a fighting chance of being implemented.
Real changes will require fewer laws and less violent enforcement.
Videos Show Police Aggression Against Protesters Across the Country. Here Are Two Ways To Help It Stop.
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Standing up for the rights of a widely reviled group isn't for the faint of heart.
Reason previously shared the story of Ricky Kidd's wrongful conviction in April.
Slowly but surely, some of the most glaring problems of our criminal justice system are being addressed.
Paul Manafort isn’t deserving of torture. Neither was Kalief Browder.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin gives advice for changing hearts on criminal justice reform.
How America's bail system traps poor people in jail