Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Crack, and Methamphetamine
Santa Clara University School of Law
February 7, 2011
University of Richmond Law Review, Forthcoming
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
Date posted: February 7, 2011 ; Last revised: March 7, 2011