Let the men and women we elect to administer justice decide how best to administer it. Don’t tie their hands by outsourcing that decision to an algorithm. And don’t ask them to make pretrial release decisions blindfolded, without the full picture of a criminal defendant’s background, as is the case currently.
American citizens have a lot to lose if the U.S. withdraws from NAFTA. Instead, we must strive to strengthen and modernize this important agreement. Free trade has been a cornerstone of our economy’s success, and it is a philosophy that has proven time and again to be beneficial to our country and broader region. We would be wise to remember that.
A new bill will give federal judges the ability to publish both the names and the photographs of both convicted human traffickers and buyers of trafficked victims.
While we have already seen positive outcomes in the first eight months following impactful changes in federal law to combat human trafficking, the work is just beginning in the fight against 21st-century slavery in the United States.
A new bipartisan bill is now the law of the land, but partnerships on the federal, state and local level will be instrumental in eradicating these crimes.