A Double Standard: Fixing the Crack/Cocaine Sentencing Gap

February 21, 2008Duke Law News

A Panel Discussion
February 21, 2008

Sponsored by the Duke Law ACLU and the Program in Public Law

Panelists discuss the history of the 100-to-1 ratio, racial disparities in the application of sentencing guidelines, the Kimbrough case, what the Sentencing Commission has done, retroactive application of sentencing guidelines and release of prisoners, and proposed legislative reforms.

PANELISTS
Frances Pratt
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Eastern District of Virginia and
Counsel of Record in Kimbrough v. United States

Paul Rosen
Counsel
United States Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-De) and
Staff Director
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Joseph M. Buckner
Chief District Judge
Orange County, North Carolina

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