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July 30, 2009

House bill to end crack/powder disparity continues moving forward

This post at Jurist provides an effective review (with lots of links on the latest news on a bill to equalize federal sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenses. Here is the start of its report: "The US House Judiciary Committee voted 16-9 Wednesday to approve a bill that would eliminate sentencing disparities for powder and crack cocaine offenses. The bill, co-sponsored by committee chairman John Conyers (D-MI) would eliminate the distinction between the two forms of the drug under federal law."

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