Supreme Court Allows Shorter Crack Sentences Federal guidelines have long treated crack and cocaine powder sentences differently. Justices ruled Monday that judges can impose shorter prison terms for crack cocaine convictions.
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Madeleine Brand talks about the ruling to Dahlia Lithwick of Slate on Day to Day

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Supreme Court Allows Shorter Crack Sentences

Supreme Court Allows Shorter Crack Sentences

Madeleine Brand talks about the ruling to Dahlia Lithwick of Slate on Day to Day

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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.