The Security from Political Interference in Justice Act of 2019

Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Kamala Harris, and Richard Blumenthal, and Representative Hakeem Jeffries have proposed legislation to help restore the longstanding norm of Department of Justice (DOJ) independence (S. 1915/H.R. 3380). The Security from Political Interference in Justice Act of 2019 would introduce transparency into the relationship between the White House and the DOJ, and ensure accountability for inappropriate contact among the two offices. The bill has drawn support from groups across the ideological spectrum.

The What and Why of the Bill

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Current United States Authoritarian Threat Index score: 2.5/5 Significant Threat

The Score Breakdown

  • Executive Constraints 1.5/5 • Low Threat