Thursday, October 14, 2004

Good news from the federal courts

I love the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals. It's a little early to do an annual review but I'd bet if someone would tally up the numbers, this court has already done more for drug policy and sentencing reform than any other in the country this year.

Yesterday, the court upheld a downward departure in a drug conviction case and ruled that the lower court did not err in overriding the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. Full text of the decision is available here.

[Hat tip to Leigh Meyers]


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