Judges: 'Law Provides Executive No Authority' to Cut Drug Sentences As Holder Did

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Two federal judges on the U.S. Sentencing Commission said Thursday that
    Attorney General Eric Holder stepped "outside the legal system" and exceeded the authority of the executive branch by sending "improper instruction" to federal prosecutors to reduce drug sentences before they were officially approved by either the commission or Congress.
    "I have been surprised at the attorney general's steps taken to proceed with this reduction outside of the legal system set up and established by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984," Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, the commission's vice chair, said during a public hearing in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington.
    "As you all know, the commission in the act is given the authority to promulgate and amend guidelines on a yearly basis. And in the act itself, Congress has preserved its right to reject any potential promulgation of, or amendment to, any guidelines made by the commission itself after the commission has acted.

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    Holder has violated so many principles and the Constitution (although I'm no constitutional scholar). Will he be brought up on charges when he leaves office?

    Will he be forced to resign? Is there anyone that can stop his activism? Is there any legal body able to reign him in or indict him? Or are Americans forced to witness his lawlessness as merely spectators?
     
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    He could be impeached
     
  4. Aaron

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    No. The Repubs have no backbone.
     
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    His lawlessness, like Obama's will continue.

    A gutless Congress will do nothing.
     

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