Senate Judiciary leaders have reintroduced Criminal Justice Reform Bills into the Senate Judiciary Committee. These bills were previously introduced into the Senate where they went nowhere. It is unclear what will happen to these bills here, as the makeup of the Senate is almost the same as it was last year and the House of […]
In the 1980's, crack cocaine became a major issue in America. The mandatory minimums that were put into place at that time caused what is known as the 100:1 disparity. This meant that someone convicted of crack cocaine would face harsher penalties than someone convicted of powder cocaine. This was amended in 2009 with the […]
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 […]
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.
The Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act is being considered in Congress to protect attorney-client communications
The United States Senate has bought forth a bill that would prevent courts from sentencing accused persons with acquitted conduct.