Fair Sentencing Act

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Sixth Circuit Crack Cocaine Sentencing Decision Also Relevant To Civil Practitioners

In a highly anticipated en banc decision in United States of America v. Blewett, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit addressed whether prisoners previously sentenced for possession of crack cocaine were...more

Short Wins - The Fair Sentencing Act And The New York Times On Brady And Criminal Discovery

There was only one win in the federal circuits last week, but United States v. Blewett was a whopper - the Sixth Circuit held that the Fair Sentencing Act applies retroactively to people sentenced before it took effect. ...more

Short Wins - President's Day Edition

It's a scattershot collection of sentencing remands in this week's short wins....more

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