Sentencing Commission Hearing on Retroactivity of Crack Cocaine Reduction
Today is the day the U.S. Sentencing Commission is holding its hearing on whether the recent reduction of penalties for crack cocaine as compared to powder cocaine, from 100:1 to 18:1, should apply to those convicted of crack offenses before August, 2010, when the change went into effect. The meeting agenda with links to written testimony is here.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama Administration supports retroactivity for some, but not all, crack defendants. [More...]
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