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November 20, 2006

Extended account of USSC crack hearing

At this link, the folks at The Sentencing Project have a very helpful extended account of last week's US Sentencing Commission Public Hearing on "Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy — 2006" (background here and here).  On a related front, Legal Times has a long and thoughtful piece here (subscription required) on crack sentencing as the DC Circuit gears up for an argument on the ratio issue.

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