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Second Circuit Review: Sentencing Under the First Step Act

May 27, 2020

Litigation of counsel Martin Flumenbaum and firm chairman Brad Karp’s latest Second Circuit Review column, “Sentencing Under the First Step Act,” appeared in the May 27 issue of the New York Law Journal. The authors discuss the court’s first published opinion examining the scope of sentencing relief offered to those convicted of crack cocaine offenses under the First Step Act. The opinion broadens the eligibility for relief for defendants who were previously not eligible because they were sentenced prior to August 2010 or were classified as career criminals. Litigation associate Oleg Shik assisted in the preparation of this column.

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