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Amicus Brief in Chandler v. United States, Supreme Court Case Involving Mandatory Minimums

October 13, 2014
The Sentencing Project argues that the Armed Career Criminal Act has done more to undermine the goals of consistency, fairness, and certainty than to advance them.

When Congress passed the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), the intent was, “in terms of fundamental fairness,” to ensure “that the same type of conduct is punishable on the Federal level in all cases.” In this amicus brief, The Sentencing Project argues that he ACCA has done more to undermine the goals of consistency, fairness, and certainty than to advance them.

To read the amicus brief, download the PDF below.

 
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