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AG Holder Advocates Mandatory Sentencing Reform, Gets Push Back From Ausas

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation, the Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1410; H.R. 3382), which would reform mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

Holder is renewing his push to have Congress reform such laws, following an August 2013 announcement that the Justice Department would no longer pursue mandatory minimums for low-level, non-violent offenders.

Yet the efforts of the Attorney General are facing push-back from the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys (NAAUSA) and other federal law enforcement groups.  

Last week NAAUSA sent a letterto AG Holder stating that “we do not join with those who regard our federal justice system as “broken” or in need of major reconstruction. Instead, we consider the current federal mandatory minimum sentence framework as well-constructed and well worth preserving.”

The NAAUSA group also sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee outlining their case for maintaining mandatory minimums and asking that Congress wait for the report of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, due in November 2014, before taking action on this issue.

Tags: Justice Department, NAAUSA, National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, mandatory minimums,, Smarter Sentencing Ac, US Attorney General Eric Holder, mandatory sentencing reform

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