Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Quinney College of Law CrimProf Paul Cassell served on the U.S. District Court in Utah from 2002 through 2007. Before serving on the bench, Judge Cassell was the Farr Professor of Law at the College of Law and established himself as the nation’s leading expert in victim’s rights. He is also a leader in sentencing guideline reform.
Cassell’s op-ed, “Repairing a Crack in the System,” appeared in the November 13, 2007 on-line edition of the Washington Post. It argues that the current disparity in federal sentencing guidelines for crack and powder cocaine offenses has produced effects that “have been more harmful than good” and advocates a reduction in recommended sentences for the majority of crack cocaine offenses.
Read Op-Ed. . . [Mark Godsey]