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Sentencing a criminal defendant under later guidelines that provide for a higher sentence than those in effect at the time the crimes were committed violates the Ex Post Facto Clause. See “Harsher sentencing guidelines violate Ex Post Facto Clause” U.S. ...

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Court: Sentencing law applies to pre-enactment crimes

The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which lowered the minimum sentencing requirements for many crack cocaine-related offenses, applies to all sentences imposed after the statute’s enactment, even those for pre-enactment crimes, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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