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The War on Drugs in the United States
Unity Was Emerging on Sentencing. Then Came Jeff Sessions. “WASHINGTON — As a senator, Jeff Sessions was such a conservative outlier on criminal justice issues that he pushed other Republicans to the forefront of his campaign to block a sentencing overhaul, figuring they would be taken more seriously. Now Mr. Sessions is attorney general and need not take a back seat to anyone when it comes to imposing his ultratough-on-crime views. The effect of his transition from being just one of 535 in Congress to being top dog at the Justice Department was underscored on Friday when he ordered federal prosecutors to make sure they threw the book at criminal defendants and pursued the toughest penalties possible.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/14/us/politics/jeff-sessions-criminal-sentencing.html?_r=0
Jeff Sessions a ‘Nightmare’ for Marijuana and Sentencing Reform, Advocate Says
We could see a dramatic reversal in the positive steps made by President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder to reform drug policy, says Drug Policy Alliance’s Ethan Nadelmann: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=18100
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