Sessions overturns Holder memo, returns to harshest drug sentencing policy

Published: May 12, 2017, 8:04 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 8:47 am By Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors Thursday to charge…

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Sessions-driven DOJ memo will likely revive aggressive prosecution, mandatory minimum sentences

Published: May 9, 2017, 12:50 pm • Updated: May 9, 2017, 1:09 pm By Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a departure from…

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Judge Calls Last Year’s Federal Marijuana Banking Guidance Memo A ‘Nothingburger’

Marijuana businesses are largely boxed out of the banking industry. Most banks will not work with marijuana businesses because marijuana is illegal federally. Last year the United States Treasury Department issued ‘guidance’ on the issue in an attempt to help banks navigate through the rules. That ‘guidance’ proved to just…

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