Judge Defies, Denounces Congress Over Toughened Sentencing Guidelines

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http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1066605411059 A federal judge in New York denounced Congress' toughening of the federal sentencing guidelines as he gave a lesser sentence to a man who admitted firing shots at the United Nations building. Calling recent legislation in Congress aimed at reducing such "downward departures" by judges "their latest attack on the third branch of government," Southern District Judge Robert P. Patterson Patterson on Monday gave a man who fired the shots in a political protest a lesser sentence than . . .

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