Citing High Court, Maine Judge Limits Drug Term

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The new Supreme Court ruling on sentencing guidelines is having an impact coast to coast. In Maine's federal court this week, one defendant's sentence was reduced from a maximum of 20 years in prison to 6 1/2 years, and another sentencing has been delayed at least two months, says the Bangor Daily News. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby said of one of his drug cases, "I conclude that perhaps the Supreme Court can find a way to explain away Blakely in its language and its reasoning, but as a trial judge and a sentencing . . .

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