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Supreme Court Rules On Cocaine Sentencing

June 21, 2012  | 

Photo: POLICE file
Photo: POLICE file

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that two Chicago drug dealers should have been sentenced under a 2010 law that reduced the disparity of sentencing for crack and powder cocaine.

The court ruled 5-4 that the more lenient mandatory minimum provisions of the Fair Sentencing Act should apply to the two defendants who committed a crack cocaine crime before the Act went into effect but were sentenced after its effective date in 2010, reports SCOTUSblog.

Corey A. Hill, a high-ranking Gangster Disciples member, was arrested in 2007 in Aurora for possession of 53 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Edward Dorsey Sr. was arrested in 2008 in Kankakee County for possession of 5.5 grams of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Tags: Drug Enforcement, Sentencing, U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Gangster Disciples


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DPB @ 6/21/2012 6:19 PM

Maybe we should just turn them loose and allow them another chance! Maybe even find them a job. Might be a job opening in the Justice Department (AG) and the White House (President) pretty soon. Corey and Edward might do as good a job or better than what we have in there now! At least they might not be able to damage this country as much as the current crop seem hell bent on doing.

Walkin trails @ 6/22/2012 4:31 AM

Should have made the crack sentencing guidelines mandatory across the board for all cocaine offenses. That would have been fair.

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