TITLE

High court studies drug sentence disparity

AUTHOR(S)
Sherman, Mark
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Buffalo Law Journal;10/8/2007, Vol. 79 Issue 81, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to study drug sentence disparity. An African American veteran of the 1991 war with Iraq, Derrick Kimbrough received a 15-year sentence for selling crack and powder cocaine, and possessing a firearm. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson of Norfolk, Virginia, despite federal sentencing guidelines that recommended 19 to 22 years, considered the prison term ample.
ACCESSION #
27025583

 

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