Tag: Smarter Sentencing Act


Marijuana Legalization Seemingly the Only Bipartisan Issue in Congress

Today, the United States Judiciary Committee passed legislation reforming federal drug sentencing, as the Drug Policy Alliance reported, that was almost as surprising — at least in terms of who combined to pass it — as it is significant. The Smarter Sentencing Act will cut minimum mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offenses, reform the sentencing disparity between those convicted of

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SSDP Tulane takes action on Smarter Sentencing Act, S. 1410

Written by Emma Tuttleman-Krieger, President of the Tulane University SSDP chapter In the midst of final exams week, SSDP Tulane organized an “Activism Study Break” to help students urge their senators to vote in favor of mandatory minimum sentencing reform like the Smarter Sentencing Act (SSA), S. 1410. Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) initiated a national call-in day on December 11th which provided short

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