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Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Crack, and Methamphetamine


Kyle Graham


Santa Clara University School of Law

February 7, 2011

University of Richmond Law Review, Forthcoming

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This Essay considers the circumstances that led to the enactment of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which increased the quantities of crack cocaine necessary to implicate mandatory minimum prison sentences for federal drug trafficking crimes, and considers whether the Act might facilitate re-evaluation of the penalty scheme applicable to methamphetamine.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: cocaine, methamphetamine, sentencing, drug, drugs, crime, drug laws, crack

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Date posted: February 7, 2011 ; Last revised: March 7, 2011

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Graham, Kyle, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Crack, and Methamphetamine (February 7, 2011). University of Richmond Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1756552

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Kyle Graham (Contact Author)
Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
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