Justice Kennedy Declares Prison Terms Too Harsh

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39171-2003Aug9.html Conservative Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy says that prison terms are too long and that mandatory minimum sentences for some federal crimes should be eliminated. The Associated Press reported Kennedy's remarks in San Francisco to the American Bar Association annual convention. "Our resources are misspent, our punishments too severe, our sentences too long," Kennedy said. "I can accept neither the necessity nor the wisdom of federal mandatory minimum sentences. In too many cases, mandatory . . .

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