Sentencing Expert: Ashcroft Misinterprets Guides

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http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleFriendlyNLJ.jsp?id=1063212099595 Attorneys specializing in criminal law are dissecting recent actions by Attorney General John Ashcroft ordering federal prosecutors to file the most serious charges possible and asking for reports on judges who give lower penalties than recommended in sentencing guidelines. The National Law Journal says some lawyers assert that Ashcroft has misunderstood and misinterpreted the sentencing guideline . . .

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