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Criminal Justice

Read the latest updates and learn more about criminal justice through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Criminal Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Key Religious Freedom Protections
Posted on Tuesday January 20, 2015

Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in Holt v. Hobbs, holding that under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), prisoner Abdul Maalik Muhammed could grow a half-inch beard while incarcerated in Arkansas. This decision upheld the fundamental religious freedom rights of all people, of all backgrounds, and is heartening in light […]

RAC Submits Public Comments to President’s Policing Task Force
Posted on Tuesday January 20, 2015

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which President Obama created by Executive Order in December, convened for the first time on Tuesday, January 13. The first listening session was on “Building Trust and Legitimacy” and included testimony from five different panels of witnesses representing members of the law enforcement community, local politicians and mayors, […]

Reform Movement on the Launch ofthe 90 Million Strong Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty
Posted on Tuesday December 09, 2014

Earlier today at a press conference at the National Press Club, the 90 Million Strong Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty was launched. Barbara Weinstein, Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism spoke on behalf of the Reform Movement, which has long advocated for the abolition of the death penalty and reform […]

RAC Submits Testimony for Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing
Posted on Monday December 08, 2014

Tomorrow, Senator Durbin is holding a final hearing for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. The Senator’s goal for the hearing is to assess what has been accomplished in recent years and what still needs to be done on key civil and human rights issues. The RAC has submitted […]

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