While President-elect Donald Trump has spent his time recently tweeting about his disgust with Saturday Night Live and the alleged star power of his inauguration, outgoing President Barack Obama has been prepping a 50-page plus Harvard Law Review article on criminal justice reform.
The article, “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” runs 56 pages in all and is part of the Review‘s latest issue. It tackles a topic the president has been especially vocal about in his second term.
Current Review president Michael Zuckerman shared his thoughts on publishing the piece on the White House’s Medium page, saying, “We were struck, of course, by the honor of publishing the first work of legal scholarship by a sitting president — and in this case, a president whom we’re proud to count among the alumni (and former presidents) of our journal.”
Others were equally excited to see the piece in print.
I want a POTUS who pens essays on criminal justice reform for the Harvard Law Review, not one who threatens to jail people in 140 characters
— Drew Gibson (@SuppressThis) January 5, 2017
As an added emphasis to show this has long been a subject close to his heart, Obama’s first of 317 footnotes in the article is for his 1995 memoir, Dreams of My Father. It’s like a mic drop on top of a mic drop.
You can read the story at the Review‘s website.