ABSTRACT

Crack Cocaine Offenses and the First Step Act of 2018: Overview and Implications of Terry V. United States [June 22, 2021]   [open pdf - 678KB]

From the Document: "On June 14, 2021, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in 'Terry v. United States,' [hyperlink] unanimously holding that a person convicted of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine prior to enactment of the First Step Act of 2018 [hyperlink] is eligible for a retroactive sentence reduction under the First Step Act only if the crack offense triggered a mandatory minimum sentence. This Legal Sidebar outlines relevant background related to sentencing for criminal offenses involving crack and powder cocaine, then discusses the Supreme Court's decision in 'Terry.' The Sidebar concludes with considerations for Congress related to powder and crack cocaine sentencing."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10611
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2021-06-22
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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