Stories Tagged ‘Bobby Scott’

Scott Undecided On Crack-Cocaine Bill

By Andrew Ramonas | March 19, 2022 6:55 pm

The sponsor of House legislation to eliminate crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparities told Main Justice he has not yet decided if he is willing to compromise and move forward with the Senate version of the bill.

The Torture Memos: A Drama

By Ryan J. Reilly | March 4, 2022 7:02 pm

Three Democratic members of the House of Representatives read selections from the so-called “torture memos” and accounts by some of the prisoners and witnesses who alleged that torture took place in the Guantanamo Bay prison. Story includes photos and video of the event.

Attorney-Client Privilege Bill Introduced in the House

By Joe Palazzolo | December 17, 2021 9:59 pm

The legislation would make it illegal for government lawyers to request a waiver of attorney-client privilege as a measure of cooperation in civil and criminal investigations.

Panel Advances Bill For Equality in Cocaine Sentencing

By Andrew Ramonas | July 29, 2022 3:09 pm

The legislation would eliminate the 100-to-1 sentencing ratio disparities for crack and powder offenses. Congress enacted the harsher penalties for crack use during the street violence epidemic of the 1980s.

Thornburgh Urges Revamp of Federal Criminal Code

By Andrew Ramonas | July 22, 2022 6:22 pm

The former Attorney General said at a House hearing that many statutes in the Federal Criminal Code unfairly punish individuals who do not have an “evil-meaning mind.”

Former U.S. Attorney Sullivan Testifies In Favor Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

By Andrew Ramonas | July 14, 2022 1:23 pm

Former Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan said that the risk of a long mandatory sentence entices drug offenders to cooperate during investigations.

Breuer Continues To Support Efforts To Fix Disparity In Cocaine Sentencing

By Andrew Ramonas | May 21, 2022 2:40 pm

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer stood in support today of Congress’s efforts to eliminate the disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing.