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Holder Calls For Less Severe Drug Sentencing; Gascón Looking at Making ‘Simple Drug Possession’ a Misdemeanor

August 12, 2013 | 2:50 pm

Holder Calls For Less Severe Drug Sentencing; Gascón Looking at Making ‘Simple Drug Possession’ a Misdemeanor

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WASHINGTON (AP and KQED) — With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder called Monday for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes. In remarks to the American Bar Association in San Francisco, Holder said he […]

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Attorney General Just Says No

October 15, 2010 | 1:55 pm

Attorney General Just Says No

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In a letter to former heads of the Drug Enforcement Agency on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. will enforce federal law prohibiting recreational marijuana use and production, regardless of whether Californians legalize the drug through Proposition 19. The DEA chiefs had called on the Obama administration to sue California if the measure […]

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