Bill Undermines Mandatory Minimum Sentencing That Applies Law Equitably, Prevents Lenient Judicial Activism   Washington, D.C. - Black conservative leaders are speaking out against the "First Step Act" criminal justice reform bill because of provisions in the bill that would undermine the benefits of mandatory minimum sentencing. Members...

Senator Mitch McConnell is considering taking the “First Step Act” (S. 2795), a criminal justice reform bill, to the Senate floor for a vote during the lame duck session. He should not. The U.S. criminal justice system is in need of reform, but the First Step Act...

In a roundtable discussion earlier this week with governors, state attorneys general and members of his cabinet, President Donald Trump sought to broker a compromise for federal legislation on criminal justice reform. In particular, the President sought to gain traction for the “FIRST STEP Act” that already overwhelmingly passed...

As schools and liberal politicians signal resistance to the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind race-conscious guidance about college and university admissions, Project 21 member Stone Washington said such preferences “should be deemed wholly biased and unethical by school administrators and any student seeking to be...

Washington, D.C. – Applauding President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, members of the Project 21 black leadership network praise Judge Kavanaugh’s dedication to the Constitution and his impressive record of accomplishment. [caption id="attachment_1199" align="alignright" width="200"] Horace Cooper[/caption] “This...

To foster race-neutral admissions processes at American colleges and universities, the Trump Administration rescinded “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law or otherwise improper” guidance issued during the Obama era. Among discarded guidance is the approval of race-explicit selection criteria – including the suggestion there is a “compelling...

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