Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Federal Sentencing Mess: Is there a "fix?"

For twenty-five years, activists have blamed Congress for the harsh sentences being sought and imposed pursuant to the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.

For more than a decade, I have been disagreeing and arguing that the locus of problem has been the misuse of the statute by the Department of Justice.

Now I have a prestigious ally. The "Berman Blog" reports that U.S. District Judge John Gleeson, in his March 30, 2012 opinion in U.S. v. Dossie tells the Attorney General the exact steps he can easily follow to correct drug sentencing injustices. Judge Gleeson is a former federal prosecutor.

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