"The president was proud to sign into law the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the unwarranted disparity between crack and cocaine sentences. While the act also reflected Congress’ judgment that the law should not be retroactive, the president believes that the Fair Sentencing Act will go a long way toward ensuring that our sentencing laws are tough, consistent and fair."Hmmm. So the President is proud of the fact that Congress has done the lion's share of work on this issue. Now, we ask, "When will the President do his part and use the pardon power for what it was designed for?" See associated story here.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
What dose Obama administration have to say about the 25,000 plus people that are in federal prison, serving sentences based on the 100-1 guidelines which Congress has recently ditched because it is unwise and unjust? A White House "spokesman" has issued the following statement: