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Thursday, October 15, 2009

"New Senate bill introduced to eliminate crack/powder federal sentencing disparity"

Doug Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy has this post discussing an article in the Washington Post about the bill introduced by Majority Whip Richard Durbin. Doug's take:

I will not start getting too excited about this bill unless and until some . . . Republican Senators get behind it or until at least the White House and the Attorney General start expressing support.  In other words, I fear it is going to take a lot more than the usual political suspects to turn these kinds of (long-overdue) proposed reforms into a legal reality.

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Agreed. Too bad our elected leadership cannot work together, especially when people are wasting away in prison.

Posted by: John Floyd | Oct 17, 2009 7:35:13 AM

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