The U.S. Supreme Court decided 7-2 Monday that judges may use discretion for sentences related to crack cocaine, which further addresses the injustice of disparate sentencing guidelines for crack and powder cocaine. Dissenting Justice Samuel Alito said that because of this and another Tuesday decision, â€œSentencing disparities will gradually increase.â€ But if it ever made sense for Congress to consider possessing crack — a drug of the poor — 100 times worse than possessing the same amount of powder cocaine, it no longer does.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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