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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Washington Post editorial argues against completely eliminating crack/powder sentencing disparity"

That's the title of Doug Berman's post at Sentencing Law and Policy on this Washington Post editorial. I am somewhat less distressed by this piece than Doug seems--I do think there is an arguable case for a modest crack "premium," though far less than the historical ratio (but the subjectivist case for the gap is weaker). Still, I agree that equalizing the penalties is better than doing nothing.


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