For at least the last decade, efforts to eliminate a sentencing disparity that makes crack-related sentencing 100 times greater than crimes involving the same amount of powder cocaine have foundered on the rocky shoals of politics. But now, emboldened by Booker, some federal judges across the country have begun to roll back potential crack sentences. What has emerged are jurists' indications that a more reasonable ratio would be a 20-to-1 difference.
After 'Booker,' Judges Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences
The National Law Journal
October 11, 2005