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Federal Cannabis Policy: Background and Issues By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Feb 9, 2021 About a 11 minute read - 60 links

A briefing providing background information on state and federal marijuana policy, an outline of policy issues, and an overview of government perspectives and relevant legislation.

COVID Impact on Correctional Facilities: Background and Issues By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Feb 8, 2021 About a 9 minute read - 51 links

A briefing providing background on the impact of COVID on incarcerated populations, an outline of policy responses, and an overview of government perspectives and relevant legislation

Drug Decriminalization and Legalization: State and Federal Law By Charlene Burns - Prolegis Research Assistant Nov 10, 2020 About a 13 minute read - 69 links

A briefing that will provide background for trends in U.S. drug policy, an overview of state initiatives related to legalization, an outline of the debate around drug decriminalization and legalization, and legislation addressing controlled substances.

H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Policy Analyst Sep 17, 2020 About a 5 minute read - 12 links

This briefing will provide a section-by-section summary of the H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act and provides additional resources for more information and analysis.

Civil Unrest and Congressional Action By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Policy Analyst Sep 1, 2020 About a 7 minute read - 43 links

This briefing will provide a survey of legislation proposed in response to the protests and the local and federal response related to: Restrictions on the use of non lethal weapons by law enforcement (S. 4114; H.R. 7221); Identification requirements for law enforcement officers (H.R. 7711; S. 3909); Punishments for rioting or violence during protests (H.R. 8117; H.R. 7087); State and local government response to protests (S. 4424; S. 4266); Federal response to protests (S. 4420)

Justice Act (S. 3985) By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Policy Analyst Jun 22, 2020 About a 3 minute read - 22 links

This briefing will provide an overview of S. 3985, the JUSTICE Act, featuring a section by section summary and Prolegis’s U.S.C. redline of the legislation.

Qualified Immunity Doctrine and Congressional Legislation By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Policy Analyst Jun 11, 2020 About a 6 minute read - 15 links

This briefing will provide a short explainer on qualified immunity, highlight resources for more in-depth understanding, and feature Prolegis U.S. Code redlines for both H.R. 7085 and H.R. 7120 to show how they amend the U.S. Code and reform the qualified immunity doctrine.

Justice In Policing Act By Jason Lemons - Prolegis Policy Analyst Jun 9, 2020 About a 4 minute read - 14 links

This briefing will provide an overview proposed reforms included in the Justice in Policing Act