10/24/2013 | 73:00 | Counsel for the Parties
En banc oral arguments on October 9, 2013 before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case of United States v. Blewett, et al., Case Nos. 12-5226 and 12-5582. The issue was whether the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 should be given complete retroactive effect. Frank W. Heft, Jr. of the Western Kentucky Federal Community Defender, Inc. argued for the defendants; Terry M. Cushing argued for the government; and Vincent M. Southerland argued for one of the amici, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.