DeMint Speaks at the Advancing Justice Summit

Joe Luppino-Esposito | October 27, 2017
Former South Carolina Senator and Right on Crime Signatory, Jim DeMint, kicked off this week’s Advancing Justice Summit alongside US Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) in Washington, DC. The day…

Senator Hatch’s Bill Protects Americans from Bad Lawmaking

Joe Luppino-Esposito | October 19, 2017
Senator Orrin Hatch has once again shown to be a true leader for criminal justice reform. The Mens Rea Reform Act is a seemingly obvious piece of legislation. However,…

President Trump Keeps Safety, Law Enforcement, and Victims at Top of Mind

Joe Luppino-Esposito | March 3, 2017
In his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump covered a wide range of issues facing the US, including crime rates. Though many in the media have greatly exaggerated…

Simple Assault in Airports: Let’s Not Make a Federal Case of It

Joe Luppino-Esposito | April 15, 2016
Ask any air traveler: airports can be stressful places. Flights are often missed, late, canceled or overbooked. When that happens, people are going to get upset and may even…

Right on Crime’s Journalists’ Guide to Federal Sentencing Reform

Joe Luppino-Esposito | March 10, 2016
Federal criminal justice reform may be the most important legislation that emerges from Washington, D.C. in 2016. Policymakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed a desire to…

Remembering Tiffany Joslyn

Joe Luppino-Esposito | March 9, 2016
The criminal justice reform movement has lost one of its great champions. Tiffany Joslyn tragically died in a car accident this weekend in Rhode Island. Her brother Derrick also…

State of the Union Speech Reminds Us That Conservatives Will Continue to Lead on Federal Criminal Justice Reform

Joe Luppino-Esposito | January 13, 2016
If you tuned in to the State of the Union Address to hear about federal criminal justice reform, you would have been disappointed. And if you were a minute…

Federal Criminal Justice Reform Is Alive And Well

Joe Luppino-Esposito | September 24, 2015
This week, Senator Orrin Hatch delivered a speech on the Senate floor about mens rea reform. Legislation proposed in the House and Senate earlier this year appears to be…

Michigan One Step Closer To Major Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms

Joe Luppino-Esposito | August 21, 2015
Michigan is another step closer to making major reforms to its civil asset forfeiture laws. The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved several measures that makes civil asset forfeiture…
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