“Lingering Specter” Of Willie Horton May Stall Federal Sentencing Overhaul

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The “most vivid reason” for the delay in congressional action on a federal sentencing reform bill is the “lingering specter” of Willie Horton, says the New York Times. Legislators are reluctant to campaign on a platform of letting felons out of prison, particularly with control of Congress at stake in November. The idea of pushing
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