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FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo

Friday, May 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo   WASHINGTON – FAMM is gravely disappointed with the new charging memo issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While we appreciate the attorney general’s commitment to reducing crime and combating dangerous opioid abuse, we think his strategy is misguided, unsupported by … Read More

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FAMM Urges Senate to Vet Federal Prosecutors

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunès (202) 822-6700 lprunes@famm.org   FAMM Urges Senate to Vet Federal Prosecutors Joins Advocates in Seeking Answers on Prosecutorial Philosophy    WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring yesterday signed a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he urged the committee to … Read More

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AG Eric Holder: No More Super Mandatory Minimums to Punish Defendants Who Want a Trial

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a memo prohibiting prosecutors from using the threat of enhanced mandatory minimum sentences solely to force criminal defendants to plead guilty in drug trafficking cases. These super-sized mandatory minimums, called “section 851 enhancements,” allow prosecutors to ensure a defendant’s mandatory minimum sentence is doubled or even increased to life in … Read More

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