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

Thursday, June 17, 2021

"Biden Could Have Taken the War on Drugs Down a Notch. He Didn’t."

From The Marshall Project, via NACDL's news-of-interest:

Last month, President Biden quietly extended a policy that critics call a betrayal of his campaign promise to end mandatory minimum sentences. The new law concerns “class-wide scheduling of fentanyl analogues.” It may sound like a wonky snooze-fest, but the measure could land more low-level drug dealers in prison for longer and with less proof than is usually required — while kingpins and chemists who manufacture and distribute these new drugs don’t tend to get caught.

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