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Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Shadee Ashtari

Most Americans Support Ending Mandatory Minimum Sentencing For Nonviolent Offenders

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

According to a Reason-Rupe poll released Thursday, 77 percent of Americans support putting an end to mandatory minimum sentencing for nonviolent offen...

Sentencing Commission Votes To Address Mandatory Minimums

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Sentencing Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to address concerns with mandatory minimum prison penalties. The comm...

Louie Gohmert Accuses Obama Of Stirring Up 'Racial Tension And Violence'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) accused President Barack Obama of being a driving force of "racial tension and violence" in the nation during an intervie...

Saki Knafo

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Is A Waste Of Money And Resources, Say Former Federal Prosecutors And Judges

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Dozens of former federal prosecutors and judges are pressing Congress to reform the country's mandatory minimum sentencing laws, which set lengthy pri...

Senators Introduce Bill To Scale Back Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced a bill Wednesday designed to give relief to the nation's bloated prison system by offerin...

How Are ALEC Laws Undermining Our Democracy?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Anti-democratic legislation written by ALEC is pushed onto conservative members of state legislatures who propose them for passage verbatim, sort of reminding one of a junkie who can't quite kick the habit.