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June 16, 2005

Drug sentencing developments on the legislative front

Though today my mind (and time) will again be focused on the links, a few recent law items concerning drug sentencing have my attention before I head out to the course:

  • From the NY Times, this editorial from Wednesday addresses the prospect for still equalizing crack/powder cocaine sentences in Connecticut.

  • From TalkLeft, this post discusses US Representative John Conyers recent call for saner drug sentencing polices.  That call, which appears impacted by this recent legislative briefing on "The Girlfriend Problem", gives particularly attention to women offenders.  In this press release, Conyers says he has "founded the Sentencing, Incarceration, and Public Safety Caucus [which he hopes will provide] a forum in which viable sentencing policy can be discussed and strategies for implementation can be identified."

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