Robert Alt Joins the Cato Daily Podcast to Discuss State-Level Criminal Justice Reforms in 2019Sep 10, 2020
With some exceptions, state legislatures moved in the direction of easing criminal penalties in a variety of areas in 2019. Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, joins Caleb O. Brown on the Cato Daily Podcast to discuss his new research for The Federalist Society.
Alt, a nationally-recognized scholar in criminal law, reviewed the legal landscape of criminal law changes across the country writing that states were most willing to adjust their laws related to criminal sentencing, record expungement and offender registries, marijuana legalization, and restoring voting rights for people convicted of felonies.