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On March 15, 2024, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Pulsifer v. United States. The Supreme Court considered an Eighth Circuit case that raised the question: "Must a defendant show he does not meet any of the criteria listed in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(f) to qualify for a sentence lower than the statutory minimum?" At issue was the meaning of the word "and" in the statute, and whether text and context required "and" in this case be read as "and" to mean "or".

Join us to hear Vikrant Reddy break down the decision and offer his criticism of the Court's reasoning and ruling.



Mr. Vikrant Reddy, Senior Fellow, Stand Together Trust


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