On Wednesday, March 8, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a bipartisan bill to create a National Criminal Justice Commission.  The commission would make recommendations on a range of criminal justice issues.  In a time of partisan rancor, the bill is cosponsored by 12 Democrats and 8 Republicans.  The bill, S 573 is modeled after a 1965 commission under President Lyndon Johnson.  That commission proposed more than 200 recommendations, many of which became law.  The commission would exist for 18 months and would look at a range of issues including enforcement, the courts, reentry, social service needs, juvenile justice, civil rights and liberties and state, local and tribal enforcement.