Eric Holder in hot water with federal judge over drug sentencing guidelines

Who isn’t Holder in hot water with?
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William B. Pryor is an 11th Circuit Court of Appeals judge. He’s also a member of the sentencing commission. What he is not is pleased with Holder’s action.

Pryor blasted Holder Thursday, saying Holder’s “unprecedented instruction disrespected our statutory role, ‘as an independent commission in the judicial branch,’ to establish sentencing policies and practices under the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, 28 U.S.C. § 991(a), (b), and the role of Congress, as the legislative branch, to decide whether to revise, modify, or disapprove our proposed amendment, id. § 994(p).”

Pryor added that “the law provides the executive [branch] no authority to establish national sentencing policies based on speculation about how we and Congress might vote on a proposed amendment.”



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