Obama Commutes Prison Terms For Eight Drug Offenders
Dec.19.2013 — National Law Journal
Crowell & Moring partner Thomas (Tim) C. Means is quoted in this article about President Obama's clemency announcements on December 19, 2013. With specific regard to Stephanie Yvettee George whose life sentence for a relatively minor crime was commuted, Means states, "[It] is a victory in every sense of the word. Justice has cried out for Stephanie George, an extraordinarily deserving individual who is now able to move forward with her life." Further, Means said the commutations address "a critical problem with our criminal justice system that is formulaically mandating extremely lengthy sentences that are wholly disproportionate to the offenses in question." Means and Crowell & Moring associate, Sherrie Armstrong, both of the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources Group, represented George in this matter.