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The Ford Approach and Real Fairness for Crack Convicts

23 Federal Sentencing Reporter 228 (2011)

15 Pages Posted: 8 May 2012  

Mark William Osler

University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Federal Crack sentences have been sharply reduced, but this change has not been made retroactive. This article urges that the President look to President Ford's systemic clemency process for draft evaders as a workable means to bring fairness to those unaffected by the reform of crack sentening.

Keywords: sentencing, clemency, pardon power, President Ford, commutation

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Osler, Mark William, The Ford Approach and Real Fairness for Crack Convicts (2011). 23 Federal Sentencing Reporter 228 (2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2053619

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