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Dorsey v. US, 11-5683

In a sentence appeal involving the applicability of the Fair Sentencing Act (Act), which took effect on August 3, 2010 and reduced the disparity between the amounts of crack cocaine and powder cocaine needed to trigger mandatory minimum prison terms, the Seventh Circuit's decision affirming a 2010 sentence for unlawfully selling crack in 2008 that did not apply the Act is vacated where the Act's new, lower mandatory minimums apply to the post-Act sentencing of pre-Act offenders.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/21/2012
  • Published 06/21/2012

Judges

  • BREYER

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

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