Many in the "sentencing reform" community thought that, while they lost in this Congress, they would win in the next one.
So much for that.
The Republicans kept their Senate majority, meaning that Mitch McConnell will remain as Majority Leader. Since, in addition, the law-and-order candidate won the Presidency, it will not be difficult for Sen. McConnell to maintain his wise opposition to mass sentencing reduction.
I'll be eager to see the spin the sentencing "reformers" will put on their wipeout tonight; they are nothing if not creative. But make no mistake, the results of this election, combined with the horrendous spike in violent crime over the last two years, spell the end of the road for sentencing "reform."