Conservative Sentencing Reform: Politically Savvy, Morally Right

Conservative Sentencing Reform: Politically Savvy, Morally Right
Most infamously, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act was criticized for discriminating against African-Americans by mandating a five-year sentence for possessing five grams of crack cocaine while imposing the same sentence for possession of 500 grams of powder …
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Granted clemency, man begins new life after prison
Crack was perceived as more addictive and dangerous then, and sentences for crack-related offenses were sometimes 100 times greater than for crimes involving the same amount of powder cocaine. On Dec. 19, in a … "Someday this (sentencing disparity
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The Supreme Court Is About to Decide the Future of Cell-Phone Privacy
Two cases before the Court on Tuesday will revisit Fourth Amendment principles that protect Americans from unreasonable searches during an arrest. Navigate to … Do police have the right to hunt through your iPhone's treasure trove of text messages …
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