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What is the “FIRST STEP Act” and how would it help people in federal court?

November 25, 2018
These past few weeks, news outlets have been heavily focused on the debate in Congress over the “FIRST STEP Act,” a bipartisan proposal to reform federal sentencing laws and conditions in federal prisons. With the president’s recent endorsement, the First Step Act has a good chance of being passed and signed into law next year. […]

Will the Dimaya decision help federal inmates serve less time?

November 25, 2018
The answer is “maybe.” Earlier this month, the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, along with other district courts in the United States, issued an order calling for a comprehensive review of defendants who may be eligible for resentencing under the Supreme Court’s ruling in Sessions v. Dimaya, which struck down 18 […]

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