News 07.28.10

Take Action: Focus Turns to Senate on Criminal Justice Commission

Late yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill by voice vote creating a national criminal justice commission to examine and potentially reshape the American criminal justice system. This bipartisan panel is a critical step toward addressing the injustices inherent in the system, including the causes of wrongful convictions.

The bill is now pending before the U.S. Senate.

Please take one minute and urge your Senators to take a leadership role in ensuring immediate passage of the bill

.

Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck praised the House and urged the Senate to pass the legislation quickly “so that comprehensive review and reform of the system can begin in earnest.”

Read the Innocence Project press release here

. The bill was initially championed by Senator Jim Webb, who

said last night

that “this bill will take a long overdue, comprehensive review of our criminal justice system – taking a look at what’s broken and what works.  With tonight’s success, I look forward to swift legislative action in the Senate.”


Urge your Senators

to ensure that the bill is passed swiftly so we can get to work on a balanced examination of our criminal justice system.

Leave a reply

Thank you for visiting us. You can learn more about how we consider cases here. Please avoid sharing any personal information in the comments below and join us in making this a hate-speech free and safe space for everyone.

Thanks for your comment

Featured news

Press "Enter" or click on the arrow to show results.

Search