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Supreme Court Allows Shorter Crack Sentences

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Supreme Court Allows Shorter Crack Sentences

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Supreme Court Allows Shorter Crack Sentences

Supreme Court Allows Shorter Crack Sentences

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Justices ruled Monday that judges can impose shorter prison terms for crack cocaine convictions. Federal guidelines have long treated crack and cocaine powder sentences differently. Madeleine Brand speaks with Slate.com's Dahlia Lithwick about the ruling.