On February 8, 2011, U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) re-introduced the National Criminal Justice Commission Act (S. 306), which will create a blue-ribbon commission to look at every aspect of our criminal justice system with an eye toward reshaping the criminal justice system from top to bottom. He believes that it is time to bring together the best minds in America to analyze the criminal justice system in its entirety, to examine its interlocking parts, to learn what works and what does not, and make recommendations for reform.

View text of the new bill.

October 21, 2011  

We will not back down. We will keep fighting.

“This week Republican Senators blocked an important opportunity to make our criminal justice system more fair and effective. They filibustered legislation I introduced to create a blue-ribbon, bipartisan commission of experts charged with undertaking an 18-month, top-to-bottom review of the nation’s criminal justice system and offering concrete recommendations for reform.

Their inflammatory arguments defy reasonable explanation and were contradicted by the plain language of our legislation. To suggest, for example, that the non-binding recommendations of a bipartisan commission threaten the Constitution is absurd.”  Read more, click here.



Published in: on October 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. This defies logic and, when something doesn’t make sense, usually corruption is involved. Usually the answer is found by following the money or seeing who’s covering someone else’s back. Exactly what are they afraid of, I wonder? Perhaps they are worried their own crimes may be exposed? That Senate needs a good scrubbing.

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