February 12, 2018

Midyear Meeting 2018: ABA adopts new policy urging U.S. Department of Justice to reconsider mandatory sentencing edict

The House of Delegates approves Resolution 108C on Feb. 5 during the 2018 Midyear Meeting session in Vancouver.

The resolution urges United States Department of Justice to restore prosecutorial discretion in choosing the charges pursued against a defendant and to reserve mandatory minimum sentencing to only the most serious drug traffickers, in addition to prohibiting its use to secure plea agreements.

The resolution was sponsored by the ABA Section of Criminal Justice.