Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Crack, and Methamphetamine
35 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2011 Last revised: 7 Mar 2011
Date Written: February 7, 2011
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.
Keywords: cocaine, methamphetamine, sentencing, drug, drugs, crime, drug laws, crack
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