Sentencing Levels for Crack and Powder Cocaine [electronic resource] : Kimbrough v. United States and the Impact of United States v. Booker
- Corporate Author:
- Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
- [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2008.
- Physical Description:
- 24 pages : digital, PDF file
- Examines issues raised by the Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Booker, which declared that the Federal sentencing guidelines set by the U.S. Sentencing Commission for crack and powder cocaine offenses must be considered advisory rather than mandatory. Discusses pending Kimbrough v. U.S. in which Supreme Court will determine Federal trial court authority to impose a sentence below that called for under sentencing guidelines. Summarizes legislative solutions proposed to eliminate crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparities.
- Related Titles:
- ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection
- Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed Dec. 2010). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Technical Details:
- System requirements: PDF reader software.
View MARC record | catkey: 10117209