Lexington Attorney Kerry Harvey Speaks to the Media about the Latest Developments at the DOJ

May 18, 2017
Dickinson Wright Attorney Kerry Harvey recently spoke with multiple media outlets to comment on the latest developments at the Department of Justice (DOJ). As a former U.S. Attorney, Mr. Harvey provides commentary behind the decisions being made at the DOJ, ranging from the former FBI Director James Comey to mandatory minimums.

Mr. Harvey spoke to the Associated Press for the article “Appalachia’s Approach to Drugs at Odds with AG Policy”. The article focused on a recent U.S. Attorney General memo that urged U.S. attorneys to charge steeper crimes that would trigger long mandatory prison sentences, including for drug offenders. Mr. Harvey, who was the top federal prosecutor for the eastern half of Kentucky, said he was concerned that a multifaceted approach emphasizing prevention and treatment was being abandoned by the Trump administration.

“There was a real momentum for a time, and I think it’s safe to say it’s dead now, toward a broader criminal justice reform effort, and that was a bipartisan effort,” said Mr. Harvey.

The article by the AP was picked up by over 200 publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. To read the complete article, please click here.

Mr. Harvey also wrote a column titled “Fiercely Independent Mueller Could Lead Investigation, Restoring Trust,” for the Lexington Herald Leader. The article argues for an independent counsel to lead the Russia investigation and to restore trust in governmental institutions. To read the complete article, please click here.

Mr. Harvey has also spoken to WUKY and Kentucky Public Radio regarding the Russia investigation and the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. To read “Former Ky. Prosecutor: Comey Firing ‘Fundamentally Altered the Equation’,” which appeared on WUKY, please click here. To read “Former U.S. Attorney: Special Prosecutor Needed for Russia Inquiry,” which appeared on Kentucky Public Radio, please click here.
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