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Review this article "Congress Stood Up for Fairer Sentencing. The Supreme Court Should Too

On August 3, 2010 the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (FSA) was signed into law, reducing to approximately 18 to 1 the sentencing ratio amount of powder cocaine versus crack cocaine that triggers the same penalty. The legislation also eliminates the mandatory minimum for simple possession of crack. The Sentencing Commission has promulgated amendments implementing the directives of the Act.

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  1. What is the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010(FSA) and why was the Act necessary? What did it accomplish? 
  2. Did the new Sentencing Act go too far, or not far enough to correct pass sentencing disparities? 

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