Mandatory Minimums and Public Safety

By on September 5, 2017

Are mandatory minimum sentences necessary to protect public safety? Two experts debate the issue.

Lawrence J. Leiser
National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Lawrence J. Leiser is founder and current president of the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant County Prosecutor in New Jersey and as a Trial Attorney for the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Kevin Ring
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Kevin Ring is president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums. He served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary’s Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights Subcommittee under the leadership of future U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. He also served as executive director for the Republican Study Committee. He is the author of Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents.