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Spotlighting effectiveness of home confinement under CARES Act and concerns about OLC memo disruption

USA Today has this lengthy new piece highlighting the administration of home confinement in the federal system during the pandemic and the worries about a Justice Department memo which could return offenders to prison. I recommend the piece in full, which is headlined "Inmates sent home during COVID-19 got jobs, started school. Now, they face possible return to prison." Here are some excerpts: In the weeks and months since he was sent home, RJ Edwards found a job, bought a car, got an apartment...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Iowa, Usa Today, Justice Department, Trump, Grassley, Edwards, Sen Chuck Grassley, OLC, Douglas A Berman, Merrick Garland, COVID, RJ Edwards, Office of Legal Counsel They, Michael -RSB- Carvajal


Open Letter to Sen. Grassley on David Chipman’s ATF Director Nomination

I’m not asking you to do anything more than this, for now, Senator. Please pick up the phone and direct a staffer to look into allegations raised on the same source site from which the world first heard of ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking.” (Senator Chuck Grassley/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Dear Senator Grassley, As the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, you play a key role in making sure the interests of your constituents are represented on all nominat...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Mexico, Senate, New York Times, Chuck Grassley, Resistance, Darrell Issa, Bureau, Phoenix, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Tucson, Carmel, Coatesville


Chuck Grassley Tweets That Cable Companies Have Gotten 'To [Sic] Big Like Goggle [Sic]'

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has always used Twitter in a rather bizarre way. After all, who can forget Grassley classics like “PantsBurnLegWood” of 2009 and “WH:ANSWER MY LETTER” of 2017? But the senator’s tweets over the weekend were particularly weird, even if you agreed with his central premise.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Disney, Comcast, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Att, Grassley, Legislatures, Legislators, Fox Corporation, ViacomCBS


Grassley Calls MLB Decision To Move All-Star Game From Atlanta ‘Economic Terrorism’

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) set the tone for his party’s reaction to Democratic accusations of voter suppression Tuesday, railing against MLB’s decision to move the All Star Game out of Atlanta as “economic terrorism.” [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Chuck Grassley, Mlb, Voting Rights, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Chuck Grassley R IA, Kate Riga


Iowa Joins Constitutional Carry Movement – The Long Journey ~ VIDEO

Iowa Joins Constitutional Carry Movement – The Long Journey Iowa – -(AmmoLand.com)- Iowa has become the 19th state in this great nation to embrace and codify Constitutional Carry into their state law.  If you’re only interested in a headline, the first sentence in this article will serve. If you’re interested in the truth, and a really good story I might add, then you should remain engaged.  …And if you were on the fence, the answer to the question of whether or not you’re interested in the ...
Tags: Guns, Iowa, Ifc, Capitol Hill, Jim Crow, Black, Michael, General Assembly, Jackson Pollock, Midwest, Nra, State, Chapman, House Senate, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Grassley


Might we be getting closer to (needed) new nominees for the "frozen" US Sentencing Commission?

I was so excited to see Prez Biden announce his first slate of judicial nominations in part because I have been presuming that we would not get needed nomination to the US Sentencing Commission until at least some judge nominees were first put forward.  (Ever the fan of semantic technicalities, I think we should also call any nomination to the USSC to be "judicial nominees" given that the USSC is the only agency located in the judicial branch.)  Adding to my excitement is this recent Roll Call a...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Joe Biden, Iowa, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Lee, Grassley, Breyer, Stephen G Breyer


Senators Durbin and Grassley introduce new "First Step Implementation Act"

As detailed in this press release, on Friday "U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the lead sponsors of the landmark First Step Act (FSA), introduced the bipartisan First Step Implementation Act, legislation that aims to further implement the FSA and advance its goals." Here is more from the release: “In 2018, Congress came together to pass the most important cr...
Tags: Law, Congress, Fsa, Senate, Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Durbin, Dick Durbin, Douglas A Berman


Senators Durbin and Grassley re-introduce "Smarter Sentencing Act" to reduce federal drug mandatory minimums

As detailed in this new press release, it looks like some notable US Senators are trying yet again to reform federal mandatory minimums.  Here are the basics from the release: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) cosponsored the “Smarter Sentencing Act,” bipartisan legislation designed to bring judicial discretion and flexibility to non-violent drug charge sentencing. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) and cosponsored by 11 of their colleagues. Since 1980, the number of inmates in federal pr...
Tags: Utah, Law, Congress, Senate, US, Maine, Ted Cruz, Tim Kaine, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, SSA, Grassley, Roger Wicker, Congressional Budget Office, Durbin, Sen Mike Lee


"Sen. Grassley presses FBI on false testimony during Justice Kavanaugh confirmation."

Writes Sharyl Attkisson (with the full text of Grassley's letter). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Fbi, Grassley, Kavanaugh, Sen Grassley, Sharyl Attkisson, Ann Althouse, Senator Grassley


Small, and not quite steady, reform progress in a not quite new era for criminal justice reform

An interesting set of new press pieces highlight ways in which the criminal justice times seem to be a-changing during the Biden era, but not yet quite as much or as fast as lots of advocates might be hoping or expecting.  Here they are with a brief excerpt: From BuzzFeed News, "COVID-19 Has Torn Through Prisons. Advocates Want Biden To Act Now" Nearly all of the groups who spoke with BuzzFeed News said that they’ve participated in briefings and have had conversations with White House staff to ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, White House, House, Biden, Vox, Terry, Justice Department, Grassley, BuzzFeed News, Durbin, Sen Chuck Grassley, Sen Dick Durbin, Douglas A Berman


Poll: Majority of Iowans do not want Grassley to seek reelection

More than one-third of the Republicans polled hope the 87-year-old will retire.
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The stimulus includes money to help 10.7 million pension plans. Republicans don't see how that's pandemic aid.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Biden's stimulus bill includes $86 billion in pension funding, which Democrats say is necessary. Republicans disagree, saying pension funding has nothing to do with pandemic relief. Pension plans were at risk prior to COVID-19, and the aid will help around 10 million Americans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan passed the House on Wednesday, setting it up...
Tags: Wall Street, Senate, Virginia, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Tennessee, House, Iowa, Ohio, Getty, Republican


IRS has mail urging it to make Tax Day 2021 later

The Internal Revenue Service is still working its way through millions of pieces of correspondence delivered last year, so the last thing it needs is more. But it's getting it. Federal lawmakers and organizations representing members of the tax community have mailed letters over the last week to the U.S. Treasury and IRS urging the delay this year of April's usual Tax Day. April 15 is still THE day: Tax returns so far are still due on April 15, the traditional filing deadline. And the IRS Com...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Congress, Massachusetts, Idaho, New Jersey, Treasury, Capitol Hill, Oklahoma, Illinois, Irs, Grassley, U S Treasury, Senate Finance Committee, Internal Revenue Service, U S Postal Service


As Grassley weighs his future, Republicans eye his seat

He's been in the Senate for more than four decades and a fixture in Iowa since starting his political career more than 62 years ago.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Iowa, Grassley


Senators Durbin and Grassley re-introduce "Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act"

Back in 2019, I was pleased to be able to blog here about a legialative effort to prohibit judicial reliance on "acquitted conduct" in the federal sentencing system.  I am now pleased to now be able to again highlight that Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley are again the bipartisan sponsors of the latest version of the "Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act."  This March 4 press release from Senator Durbin's office provides these details: U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-...
Tags: Law, United States, House, Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Senate, Grassley, Ginsburg, Steve Cohen, Scalia Thomas, Durbin, Dick Durbin, Kavanaugh, Thom Tillis, Douglas A Berman, Split Michigan Supreme Court


Biden supports making a temporary $3,000 payment to parents in stimulus bill permanent going forward

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP Biden supports making a temporary boost to a tax credit for parents permanent, a Democratic aide says. The stimulus legislation would provide up to $3,600 per child to households for one year. Senate Democrats are making clear they want to make this permanent, and give families the option of monthly checks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden told House Democrats on Wednesday that he supports making the temporary be...
Tags: Utah, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Iowa, Mitt Romney, Columbia University, Biden, Democratic, Grassley, Senate Finance Committee, Sen Chuck Grassley


Biden supports making a temporary $3,000 payment to parents in the stimulus bill permanent going forward

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP Biden supports making a temporary boost to a tax credit for parents permanent, a Democratic aide says. The stimulus legislation would provide up to $3,600 per child to households for one year. Senate Democrats are making clear they want to make this permanent, and give families the option of monthly checks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden told House Democrats on Wednesday that he supports making the temporary be...
Tags: Utah, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Iowa, Columbia University, Biden, Democratic, Grassley, Senate Finance Committee, Sen Chuck Grassley, White House Press, Sen Sherrod Brown


Biden supports making a temporary $3,000 payment to parents permanent in stimulus bill

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP Biden supports making a temporary boost to a tax credit for parents permanent, a Democratic aide says. The stimulus legislation would provide up to $3,600 per child to households for one year. Senate Democrats are making clear they want to make this permanent, and give families the option of monthly checks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden told House Democrats on Wednesday that he supports making the temporary be...
Tags: Utah, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Iowa, Mitt Romney, Columbia University, Biden, Democratic, Grassley, Senate Finance Committee, Sen Chuck Grassley


‘War Criminal’ Deported as U.S. ‘War on Guns’ Criminals Continue to Evade Justice

Justice, such as it is, has at long last caught up with Friedrich Karl Berger. Meanwhile, our own government officials who were issuing or “just following orders” that resulted in untold numbers of deaths are confident their roles will never be fully exposed. (Department of Justice/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany,” a Sunday ICE pr...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Eric Holder, Mexico, Cbs News, Senate, Germany, United States, Arizona, Ice, Brian, Npr, Nazi, Department Of Justice, Resistance


Garland’s AG nomination clears Senate committee

By Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate. The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee. Garland, the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, has been praised by members of both parties for his intellect and integrity. He pledged in his nomination hearing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Russia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Delaware


AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared ...
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Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general, vowed on Monday to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and is widely expected to sail through his confirmation p...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump


McConnell, Graham, and Grassley voted against Bill Clinton in his 1998 impeachment. They just acquitted Trump of inciting an insurrection.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/ The Senate acquitted Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection in his second impeachment trial. Some senators who voted in Trump's impeachment trial also voted in Clinton's more than two decades ago. Five current GOP senators who voted to remove Clinton just voted to acquit Trump. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate acquitted Donald Trump Saturday in the impeachme...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Maine, House, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Republican


Senators Durbin and Grassley re-introduce "COVID-19 Safer Detention Act"

As detailed in this post from last June, US Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley responded to the ugly realities of the COVID pandemic and its impact on incarcerated persons by introducing a modest, but still important, new bill to reform the procedures surrounding federal elderly home release and compassionate release.  Disappointingly, that bill never moved forward in the last Congress, but this press release reports that it is back on the docket for the new Congress.  Here are excerpts fro...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, US, House, Chuck Grassley, Beltway, Department Of Justice, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP, Chris Coons, Cory Booker, Durbin, Dick Durbin, Thom Tillis


LIVE: Sen. Romney responds to new video from Capitol riot where he was steered away from the mob, 'I was very fortunate indeed that Officer Goodman was there'

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. Scroll down for a recap of day one and to follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business sec...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden


Impeachment managers highlight Trump's inaction after his supporters breached the US Capitol

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. The Senate is now adjourned and will resume the trial on Thursday at noon. Visit the Business se...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden


LIVE: House manager Eric Swalwell says he texted his wife goodbye amid the siege, saying, 'I love you and the babies. Please hug them for me.'

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. Scroll down for a recap of day one and to follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business sec...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Impeachment trial: Trump was ‘inciter in chief’ of Capitol attack, say Democrats

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial said Wednesday they would prove that Trump was no “innocent bystander” but the “inciter in chief” of the deadly attack at the Capitol aimed at overturning his election loss to Joe Biden. Opening the first full day of arguments, the lead House prosecutor promised to lay out evidence that shows the president encouraged a rally crowd to head to the Capito...
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We Need More Tax Policy Discussion

We have a few proposed changes under consideration that very much need a deep policy discussion rather than only a cost estimate and a general like or dislike. Here are three such items:1. What is an appropriate phase-out rule for the next economic impact payments? The current ones cause a credit to still be allowed for high income taxpayers who have a few children. The CASH Act (H.R. 9051; 116th Congress) that the House passed late 2020, called for EIP of $2,000 including for dependents. If a ...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, House, Biden, Agi, Irs, Grassley, Tax Policy, Professor Nellen, Nellen, TCJA, SALT cap


Grassley: 'Very little opportunity' for Trump to lead the Republican Party, regardless of impeachment

Sen. Chuck Grassley said even if Donald Trump isn't impeached, outgoing president has tarnished his legacy, has little authority to lead Republicans.         [Author: Des Moines Register]
Tags: News, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Des Moines Register, Grassley, Sen Chuck Grassley