Hearing on Mandatory Minimums Today

Via the Constitution Project:

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security has scheduled a hearing today to examine mandatory minimum sentencing. The Subcommittee will consider three different proposed pieces of legislation that seek to provide judges with more discretion to avoid unjust outcomes when handing down sentences.

The hearing began at 10:30 a.m. ET. You can watch a webcast here. The bills under consideration:

  • H.R. 2934, the "Common Sense in Sentencing Act of 2009";
  • H.R. 834, the "Ramos and Compean Justice Act of 2009"; and
  • H.R. 1466, the "Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2009"

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