Good news from the new Congress

The new Congress appears interested in revisiting the 100 to 1 disparity (see this post for an explanation) in powder vs. crack cocaine sentencing guidelines:

Key lawmaker Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Robert Scott (D-Va.) have signaled their intention to hold hearings on mandatory sentences for nonviolent offenses. Conyers said that the current sentencing disparity between crack and powdered cocaine offenses — crack offenders face much harsher penalties — is the “most outrageous example of the unfairness of mandatory minimums.”