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2 years agoNews : The Agitator

He may be an ass, but the federal prosecution of John Edwards is a complete farce.  The Pakistani culture battle over mustaches. Federal judge blasts mandatory minimums, scolds prosecutors for overcharging in low-level drug cases. William Grigg has more on the Mississippi woman who was arrested after traveling to Alabama to buy Sudafed. Upstart Internet [...]
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Attorney general orders new prosecution policies for some drug crimes

News : Field Notes (12 months ago)

Attorney General Eric Holder is directing federal prosecutors to change they way they file charges for some drug crimes, to reduce the number of convictions for offenses that carry inflexible, mandatory minimum sentences. The new po... Read Post

Judge Who Imposed a 57-Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence Gets It Reduced to 20

News : Reason (2 days ago)

Francois Holloway is less sympathetic than he prisoners typically featured in stories about the injustices wrought by mandatory minimum sentences. He is not a nonviolent drug offender; he is a convicted carjacker. Still, he has alre... Read Post

A.M. Links: Holder To Announce Change in “Mandatory Minimum” Policy for Non-Violent Drug Offenders, Obama Asks Veterans To Defend Obamacare, New iPhone To Be Released Next Month

News : Reason (12 months ago)

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce today that federal prosecutors will no longer seek “mandatory minimums” for many non-violent drug offenders. Obama has asked veterans to defend Obamacare. Apple is expected to rel... Read Post


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