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Judge blasts prosecution in Clemens case

News : CNN's This Just In

 U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton blasted federal prosecutors urging a retrial for former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens Friday, declaring that they had intentionally ignored his earlier rulings in the case. "I would hate...

Holder: Some drug offenders shouldn't face mandatory minimum sentences

News : Field Notes

WASHINGTON D.C. - 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 sen...

Attorney general orders new prosecution policies for some drug crimes

News : Field Notes

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...

Federal Judge Defies Sentencing Scheme That Treats Low-Level Drug Offenders Like Kingpins

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

A tough-on-crime prosecutor turned federal judge who last year blasted prosecutors’ abuse of draconian mandatory minimum sentences has now issued a damning judicial indictment of another aspect of the harsh U.S. drug sentencing sche...

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

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...

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