Supreme Court Justice Criticizes Mandatory Minimums

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http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BREYER_SENTENCING?SITE=LABAT&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Mandatory minimum sentences are unfair and take away flexibility needed in the judicial process, said Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. "There has to be oil in the gears. ... There has to be room for the unusual or the exceptional case," he told about 550 people Sunday at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, the Associated Press reports. Breyer said Congress had passed a number of mandatory . . .

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