One year ago, Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court, requesting the Court overturn Colorado’s marijuana laws. Yesterday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr.—the highest-ranking legal official in the federal government—took Colorado’s side in the dispute.
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The Justice Department will grant early release to 6,000 inmates incarcerated for non-violent drug offenses in attempt to reduce prison overcrowding and enact the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s motion to reduce punishments for both future and past drug offenders.
Between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, the selected and approved 6,000 inmates will be released from federal prisons across the nation. Two-thirds of those released will enter halfway houses; the other third will be comprised of foreign citizens who will be deported.