Probably not getting enough attention…
A couple of rather large things lately on the criminal justice front.
There was of course the announcement a couple weeks ago from the AG that sought to curtail the use of mandatory minimum sentencing in drug offenses with Holder declaring that welp, DOJ will try to do everything possible to avoid mandatory minimum sentencing by what amounts to prosecutorial discretion.
Also, this happened. It’s not outright legalization and I’m sure Libertarian Saviors like Gary Johnson and Rand Paul would have just dismantled the DOJ and DEA with a stroke of a pen, but I’ll take whatever progress we can get here.