RBGG’s Jeffrey Bornstein provided commentary to The Recorder in a Letter to the Editor on February 20, 2019. 

Bornstein concludes his letter saying: “So while we former DOJ people are rightfully concerned about a President who is acting like a dictator and an Attorney General who seems poised to do his bidding, we need to focus our efforts on the bigger picture of bringing real reform to our federal criminal justice system.  True reform means shortening sentences, helping people rehabilitate themselves and giving people incentives to erase the stigma of past bad acts by re-earning their place in our society.  Otherwise, we are simply perpetuating injustice, albeit on a less arbitrary scale.”

A full copy of the letter is available here:  Trump’s Meddling is Wrong, But So Are Overlong Federal Sentences.