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First Step applies to conviction for crack and powder cocaine (access required)

A defendant sentenced for a conspiracy involving both crack and powder cocaine was nevertheless eligible for a sentence reduction consideration under the First Step Act because nothing in the statute says it does not apply if a covered offense is combined with one that is not covered. Background This appeal involves the First Step Act of 2018, ...