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24 Feb, 2011

What Does “Cocaine Base” Mean?

2019-03-18T18:48:05-05:00February 24th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear argument in DePierre v. United States, 09-1533, and decide a long-running dispute on what Congress meant by the term “cocaine base” for purposes of imposing mandatory minimum sentences under the federal narcotics statute. In 1985, Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine drug overdose [...]

8 Dec, 2009

Supreme Court News for December 8th, 2009

2019-03-18T18:48:14-05:00December 8th, 2009|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday, the Court granted two cert petitions. The first questions whether it is unconstitutional for a public college to deny school funding to a student religious group that limits its officers and voting members to those who accept its religious beliefs. Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (08-1371). The second petition involves another aspect of the [...]