Holder Calls for Making Crack-Sentencing Reform Law Retroactive

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Attorney General Eric Holder today called for the reform of the U.S. crack-powder sentencing law to be applied retroactively. He spoke to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which is considering the change. Last year, Congress modified the nearly quarter-century-old 100-to-1 sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses, making the difference 18-1. However, it was not
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