A "Bivens" claim refers to legal action against federal officers for violating your constitutional rights. The Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case Egbert v. Boule, No. 21-147. More analysis will follow in the future. However, we are reproducing the syllabus in full below for our readers to get the news as quickly […]
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Executive order on First Step Act was signed by President Biden on May 25, 2022. This was regarding criminal justice reform. The press release was titled, “President Biden to Sign Historic Executive Order to Advance Effective, Accountable Policing and Strengthen Public Safety.” The executive order sweeps broadly and includes the following: Requires full implementation of […]
Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to the Supreme Court Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court on April 7, 2022. This is a monumental event for the future of the Supreme Court, as she is the first African American woman to be appointed to this position. Brown has an impressive background and qualifications […]
A list of articles about law and justice from around the web that relate to federal prisoners and their loved ones .
Tucked into the 5,593 page relief package is a small victory for criminal justice reform advocates: Pell grants for prisoners.
Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16 is up for amendments. Learn what that means here.
Presidential clemency power takes a different tone in the current administration, with pardons, clemencies, and commutations.