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Ketanji Brown Jackson on Drugs

 

 


100-to-one crack-powder penalty distinction unwarranted

[On drug sentencing]: "The Commission first identified the myriad problems with a mandatory minimum statute that penalizes crack cocaine offenders 100 times more severely than offenders who traffic in powder cocaine," Jackson said in a 2011 Sentencing Commission meeting. "Today, there is no federal sentencing provision that is more closely identified with unwarranted disparity and perceived systemic unfairness than the 100-to-one crack-powder penalty distinction."
Source: The 19th e-zine on 2022 SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings , Feb 25, 2022

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