United States of America v. Edward Corsey; United States of America v. Corey Hill
One Writs of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Brief of Former United States District Court Judges Paul G. Cassell and Nancy Gertner as Amici Curiae in Support of the Petitioners.
INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE1
Amici curiae are two former United States District
Court Judges who have sentenced defendants
under the mandatory-minimum provisions of the
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 (“1986 Act”), Pub. L. No.
99-570, 100 Stat. 3207 (1986). Both have written
opinions and articles expressing their deep concerns
about the unfairness of the onerous mandatoryminimum
penalties for non-violent drug offenders
and the racial disparities they have engendered. Both
are now law professors who continue to research and
write on the subject of sentencing and criminal justice...