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Democratic presidential candidates like Cory Booker, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have made access to justice a key theme of their campaigns, signaling the rising profile of issues like bail reform, fines and fees, clemency and more. (Getty). n Thursday, 10 candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination will take the stage at Texas Southern University in Houston to debate topics like health care, the economy and climate change. Near the top of the list will be criminal justice reform, a fact that makes next year's election a "watershed moment," according to Udi Ofer, deputy national political director of the American Civil Liberties Union . "The issue of criminal justice reform ... Full story

9 September