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President Biden Reverses Drug Law

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The First Step Act will allow shorter sentences for small amounts of crack cocaine.

Video Transcript

- President Biden told the Supreme Court that low-level crack cocaine offenders should be included in a federal law that reduces some prison sentences. That's a reversal of former President Trump's position on that issue. Under the First Step Act, which Trump signed, a small amount of crack cocaine was not included in the law. The acting Solicitor General said in a letter to the Supreme Court, "A man who is appealing a more than 15-year sentence for being caught with less than four grams of the drug should serve a shorter sentence." The Supreme Court will begin hearing that case next month.