Sessions is withdrawing a 2013 directive from Attorney General Eric Holder that instructed federal prosecutors not to specify the amount of drugs involved when charging low-level and non-violent drug offenders. That policy effectively gave judges discretion to set sentences lower than the mandatory punishments ranging from five years to life in prison federal law dictates when someone is convicted of a crime involving a certain quantity of illegal drugs. Read more.
Darnella Frazier, the teenage bystander who shot mobile phone video of the killing of George Floyd, has received a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize board. Read more .