My future husband, President Obama, signed the aforementioned Fairness in Sentencing Act of 2010 on August 3rd.
The day AFTER our defendant was sentenced.
However, it would not have helped our guy, as the new law is not retroactive and the amount of drugs for which he was responsible was so huge that even with the 18:1 ratio, it would not have helped. I had to do another crazy algebraic formula, but it was a waste of time. However, we did get a very nice offer from the prosecution, so that reduced his sentence to a third of what he should have got.
Again, it was a huge amount of crack, so I think we did pretty well for our guy.