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Supreme Court / Sentencing Guidelines #776732

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005
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(Houston: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Manuel Medrano) Supreme Court ruling that judges do not have to adhere to the 17-year-old sentencing guidelines, which allowed judges to increase prison time based on information not considered by juries, examined; details given of the case of convicted drug dealer Shirley Rollow†. [Rollow attorney Bill ZUHDI†- says Shirley could be resentenced.] [Moritz College of Law professor Doug BERMAN†- cites the effect of the Supreme Court decision.] [Criminal district assistant attorney general Chris WRAY†- comments on the risks of inconsistent sentencing.]

Jennings, Peter;
Medrano, Manuel

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