Judge Davis adopted the current national trend toward equalization of the two forms of the same drug, rejected the Guidelines in their current form, and declared that beginning today and from this point forward, he will sentence Defendants convicted of Federal crack cocaine offenses the same as if the form of the cocaine was powder. Kimbrough was of enormous benefit to the Court in his decision.
This decision had and will have a profound impact in that the first two defendants went from 70-87 months down to 24 months and from 108-135 months to 60 months on the second (mandatory minimum prevented further reduction).
Here's a link to Davis' full opinion. What a welcome breath of fresh air! One hopes other federal jurists will follow suit, and that the 5th Circuit doesn't slap them down. Also, perhaps the US House of Representatives - particularly the Texas delegation - will follow these judges' lead and eliminate the disparity entirely in currently pending legislation.
Hat tip: Sentencing Law & Policy.