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Is Eric Holder Right About Mandatory Minimums? - PodcastOn August 12, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will no longer pursue mandatory minimum sentences for what he described as certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders. Our experts discussed Holder’s announcement and approach as well as a variety of other issues related to mandatory minimum sentencing, including the question of whether or not mandatory minimums are conceptually sound.


  • Prof. William G. OtisAdjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Douglas A. BermanRobert J. Watkins/Procter & Gamble Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Moderator: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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