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ACLU to Testify Thursday Before U.S. Sentencing Commission

WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union will testify before the U.S. Sentencing Commission Thursday regarding the harms of mandatory minimums in federal sentencing. Jay Rorty, Director of the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project, will join other legal experts, Department of Justice representatives, law enforcement officials, community interest groups and civil rights advocates at an all-day hearing entitled, "Statutory Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Federal Sentencing."

Rorty will testify on the sixth panel of the day along with other policy, advocacy and legal experts at 4:15 p.m. EDT.

Public hearing before the United States Sentencing Commission, "Statutory Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Federal Sentencing"

Jay Rorty, Director, ACLU Drug Law Reform Project


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Thursday, May 27 at 4:15 p.m. EDT

United States Sentencing Commission
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, N.E.
Washington, D.C.



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