Supreme Court to Consider Sentencing Guidelines, ID Issue

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/21/politics/21SCOT.html The Supreme Court significantly broadened its continuing examination of the role of judges and juries in criminal sentencing when it agreed on Monday to decide whether judges alone can impose sentences greater than the normal range provided under state guideline laws, reports the New York Times. The new case, a challenge to the application of sentencing guidelines in Washington State, presents a logical follow-up question to a death-penalty case from Arizona that the court . . .

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