Federal Judges Challenge Law On Lighter Sentences

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-09-23-ashcroft-usat_x.htm Leaders of the federal judiciary are urging repeal of a law that limits a judge’s authority to issue lighter sentences and requires monitoring of judges who stray from sentencing guidelines, USA Today reports. The unanimous vote of the Judicial Conference of the United States was announced a day after Attorney General John Ashcroft blamed
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