(AbsoluteNews.com) – The Biden administration has reversed many of former President Donald Trump’s policies in the last two months. Most of them were expected because of his leftist policies, but one is a bit confusing.
On March 15, acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar sent a letter to the Supreme Court informing the justices that the Biden administration was supporting a reduced sentence in the case Terry v. US. The case involves defendant Tarahrick Terry, 33, who is appealing a 15.5-year sentence after pleading guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute crack following his arrest with 3.9 grams of the drug.
New: Biden DOJ shifts govt's position again at Scotus, saying man w crack cocaine conviction IS eligible for reduced sentence under 2018 law. Says court should appoint someone to defend contrary finding of lower court if it wants to hear case next month. https://t.co/RPS41a8IiN
— Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) March 15, 2021
Prelogar said the administration believes the First Step Act, signed by former President Donald Trump in 2018, allows for a lighter sentence for the sale and possession of crack. Trump opposed the idea of covering this particular drug under the reduced sentencing guidelines of the law.
Over the last four decades, crack has had a devastating impact on inner cities. Biden claims that he cares about minority communities, but he’s now supporting a policy that will put criminals back on the streets to potentially continue to hurt those very same people.
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