The Sentencing Project filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the proposition that drug quantity must be proved to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt in order to impose a mandatory minimum sentence.
Because mandatory minimums are a significant driver of racial disparities, requiring a higher burden of proof in order to impose such sentences would reduce unwarranted racial disparities in sentencing.
To read this amicus brief, download the PDF below.
July 20, 2022
Comment on Home Confinement Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Amy Fettig submitted comments to the Office of the Attorney General on behalf of The Sentencing project regarding the United States Department of Justice’s proposed rule on CARES Act Home Confinement.
July 27, 2022
Comments to the Food and Drug Administration on the Proposed Ban of Menthol Cigarettes
The Sentencing Project submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed Tobacco Product
Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes.