A Perfect Storm for Sentencing Reform

Post Date: August 16, 2013

(MSNBC commentary by Julie Stewart) — For years, I argued that justĀ as it took President Nixon to create an opening to China, it was going to take a conservative to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing laws. How, then, was Eric Holder, the not-conservative attorney general, able to stick the shiv in the back of mandatory sentencing laws this week? Holder, it turns out, was the beneficiary of a perfect storm for sentencing reform. Read more…