Court: Use new drug sentencing law in crack cases

Court: Use new drug sentencing law in crack cases

Washington : DC : USA | Jun 21, 2012 at 7:48 AM PDT
Source: Kansas City Star
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The Supreme Court says criminals who were arrested but not yet sentenced for crack cocaine offenses should be able to take advantage of newly reduced sentences.

Corey A. Hill and Edward Dorsey were arrested in 2007 and 2008 for selling crack cocaine and faced mandatory 10-year sentences in Illinois....

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