The Hill: Lawmakers unveil bill to combat Sessions’ push for tougher sentences

“A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s order last week directing federal prosecutors to charge defendants with the most serious crimes possible.

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have reintroduced the Justice Safety Valve Act in response to the drastic shift from Obama-era guidelines, which urged prosecutors to crack down on violent criminals and leaders of drug cartels while being more lenient with nonviolent, low-level drug offenders.”

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