Advocates Again See Hope in Easing Rockfeller Laws

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/03/nyregion/03ROCK.html New York Gov. George E. Pataki met yesterday with Russell Simmons, the hip-hop businessman who has emerged as a leading advocate for revising the 30-year old "Rockfeller Law" penalties for drug crimes. The meeting came amid signs of movement toward liberalization of the penalties, the New York Times reports. Simmons will meet today in Albany with legislative leaders to press for changes in the laws, and spokesmen for the Republican governor and the Democratic . . .

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