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January 24, 2007

An interesting crack/powder SCOTUS development

I just got an interesting bit of news from a reader about a notable crack/powder development at the Supreme Court cert stage.  Here is the e-mail report:

I know that Rita/Claiborne examine the crack/powder disparity in the guidelines, so I thought you would be interested to know that SCOTUS has asked the S.G. to respond to a cert petition challenging the crack/powder disparities in 21 USC 841(a) as violating due process, equal protection and the 8th amendment.  The case is US v. Jackson, SCOTUS number 06-8391.

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Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Jan 24, 2007 7:01:17 PM

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