Concerns are starting to brew about whether the EQUAL Act, an act with 60 co-sponsors from both major political parties will pass before the midterms. The EQUAL Act We have had extensive discussions about the EQUAL Act over the past year. The EQUAL Act will eliminate the disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine by […]
We have had a lot of questions about the MORE Act. There will be several entries here about the MORE Act about this topic but I wanted to start with a primer: The MORE Act, or the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act is a bill that if passed in its current form would decriminalize […]
On March 22, 2022, Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina became the 10th Republican co-sponsor for the historic EQUAL Act legislation. The EQUAL Act passed the House of Representatives months ago. And even President Biden's Justice Department has endorsed it in a Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting. However, it was sitting in the Senate blocked by […]
We are tracking the status of the EQUAL Act, the FIRST STEP Implementation Act, the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct act and others
Senators Booker and Durbin introduced the EQUAL Act, which eliminates the mandatory minimums for crack offenses altogether.
The FIRST STEP Implementation Act retroactively applies the 924(c) and 851 relief and also makes changes to the Safety Valve.
The Supreme Court held against the defendants in Greer/Gary, an Important Felon in Possession of a weapon case.