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Monday 23 Aug 2010

Ester [Islam in Europe]: "Recently Amnesty International repeated its call to the British government to stop its "regime" of control orders. These orders, which allow the Home Secretary to restrict a person's freedom of movement, were introduced by the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005. Control orders are supervised by the [read more]

Wednesday 4 Aug 2010

Julie Stewart [President, Families Against Mandatory Minimums]: "Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to reduce the infamous 100:1 sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses. The Senate approved the bill in March. Today, President Obama finished the job by signing the bill, ending a nearly [read more]

Monday 2 Aug 2010

Eric Sterling [President, The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation]: "Thursday's passage of the Fair Sentencing Act proved that I have been very wrong about this legislation. I was wrong in not believing that fairness in sentencing, fairness for convicted African-American crack dealers, fairness for any criminal defendant, had any political traction. [read more]

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