Ashcroft Orders Reports On Lighter Sentences

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25892-2003Aug6.html Attorney General John Ashcroft has ordered all U.S. attorneys to tell the main Justice Department about many cases in which federal judges impose lighter sentences than suggested in sentencing guidelines. A July 28 memo from Ashcroft, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, will allow Justice to appeal more sentencing decisions. The Washington Post reports that the memo amended a section of the United States Attorneys' Manual that previously said prosecutors had to report only . . .

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