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October 14, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee moving forward next week on Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

Earlier today I received an e-mail alert from Families Against Mandatory Minimums reporting this notable federal sentencing reform news from Capitol Hill:

There will be two important events happening in Washington, DC next week -- the U.S. Senate's Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123) is starting to move!

The first step to turn the Senate's sentencing reform bill into a law is to have the bill reviewed and approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, a group of 20 Senators that meets regularly.

But first, on October 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on sentencing reform. Experts will discuss the need to reform mandatory minimum sentencing laws, and Senators can ask and get answers to their questions.... Then, on October 22, the Senate Judiciary Committee will review the bill, vote on whether to make any changes to it, and vote on whether to send the final bill to the full U.S. Senate.

The full details of the events are below. If you can't come to Washington for the hearing and markup in person, you can watch them online.


When: Monday, October 19, 2015, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET


When: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. ET

Recent prior related posts on SRCA 2015:

October 14, 2015 at 09:55 PM | Permalink


Almost no one qualifies for their criteria. The apparatus will be slow. The act is a waste of time, a show of false piety by smarmy Senator Grassley (not a lawyer).

The sole meaningful provision makes domestic abuse a federal matter. Vengeful wives will now make false allegations in the context of a divorce. Worthless make work federal thugs see the end of their jobs by attacks on the War on Drugs. These tax sucking parasites will now be pursuing productive males across state lines.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 15, 2015 12:09:10 PM

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