Fox Pushes False Claim That Obama's Clemency Program Is Unconstitutional

Fox Pushes False Claim That Obama's Clemency Program is Unconstitutional
Before President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, defendants convicted of selling or using crack received sentences nearly 100 times more severe than those convicted of selling or possessing cocaine — despite the fact that the drugs are … Read more on Media Matters for America (blog)


Justice Department Expands Clemency for Drug Offenders
But he referenced the Fair Sentencing Act in 2010, which reduced the sentencing difference between crack and powder cocaine. The law did not apply to drug offenders sentenced before the law took effect. "But there are still too many people in federal … Read more on The National Law Journal (registration)

A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of 'Tough on Crime' Drug Sentencing
The residual effects of that are evident today — President Obama is planning on granting clemency to "hundreds, perhaps thousands" of non-violent drug offenders serving mandatory long sentences, as Yahoo News reported on Monday. Here's a how the … Read more on The Wire