Lester and Nancy Sadler, a husband and wife, ran a series of pain management clinics in Ohio.
As the Sixth Circuit explained, "these were not conventional plain clinics." For example, at one clinic patients would...more
In a recent edition of National Public Radio’s Prison Time Media Project, a victim of the Rockefeller drugs laws shared his tragic story. In the late 1970s, George Prendes was a young Cuban immigrant facing eviction from his...more
There's been a lot of action in the federal circuits these first few weeks of the year, and here, in one post we have a lot of it.
One shout out in particular is U.S. v. Aparicio-Soria....more
Possessing or transporting a controlled substance with the intent to sell or distribute is always a felony and is deemed ineligible for drug diversion. Conviction carries harsh sentences that include significant fines,...more
California gives you the right to profit from your own identity. But what if you assume somebody else’s?
Rick Ross is famous for rapping about cocaine. Ricky D. Ross is famous for selling it. Ross (the cocaine...more
Possession of a controlled substance is a crime under Health & Safety Code 11350. Furthermore, the controlled substance in question, along with one's prior criminal record can influence the severity of the offense and...more
On Nov.18, Congress enacted sweeping changes to the laws governing the safety of the drug supply. The Drug Quality and Security Act (the act) clarifies FDA's authority to regulate drug compounding. It also creates uniform...more
On September 28, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Drug Quality and Security Act (H.R. 3204). The bill is compromise legislation crafted by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension ("HELP") and House...more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate One Year
..House Energy and Commerce Committee Releases Draft Legislation for SGR Fix
..CMS Proposes Payment Changes for Medicare...more
Admittedly, she had made mistakes in her life. Fifteen years ago, Stephanie George was pulling her life back together after a prison sentence for drug dealing. Suddenly, in the midst of healing herself and her family, she...more
It's a scattershot collection of sentencing remands in this week's short wins....more
It's been a big week for resentencings - especially in the Sixth and Seventh Circuits....more
It's a good week in the circuits for folks accused of federal crimes.
The Seventh Circuit has been active (though sadly without Judge Posner). United States v. Diaz-Rios looks interesting - it's a remand for resentencing...more
It seems that Rolando Ramos was a marijuana dealer. I say that because the police had him on a wire doing drug deals, found marijuana in his house when they executed a search warrant, and because he pled guilty to being...more
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