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Jasmine Tyler

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Congress Passes Historic Legislation to Reduce Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity

(1610) Comments | Posted July 28, 2010 | 3:15 PM

Today, the House passed legislation reducing the two-decades-old sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses. The Senate passed an identical bill in March and the legislation is now heading to President Obama, who supports the reform effort.

This is a historic day, with House Republicans and Democrats in agreement...

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Obama Administration Calls for End to Crack-Powder Sentencing Disparity

(9) Comments | Posted April 29, 2009 | 3:53 PM

On President Obama's 100th day in office the White House asked Congress to address the issue of disparity in penalties for the use of powder/crack cocaine. This historic request follows a national lobby day held yesterday that was co-sponsored by a dozen advocacy groups.

The day brought together voters...

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Commute Crack Cocaine Sentences in Time for the Holidays

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2008 | 8:22 AM

This month the Crack the Disparity Coalition launched the "Home for the Holidays" campaign to rally support for individuals serving excessive penalties for crack cocaine offenses who have filed commutation requests with President George W. Bush. The President expressed concern for the crack cocaine sentencing disparity in the early days...

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