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Does the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduces the disparity in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine offenses, apply to all defendants sentenced after the statute’s enactment, even if the offense occurred before that date? See “Does Fair Sentencing Act apply ...

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Plea agreement doesn’t preclude sentence reduction

A plea agreement authorizing a particular sentence does not preclude a defendant from later seeking a reduction in his term of imprisonment pursuant to amended guidelines for crack cocaine offenses, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision.

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