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Supreme Court Allows Flexible Drug Sentencing

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News Headlines: Dec. 11, 2007

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Washington Post: Sense in Sentencing — "For roughly two decades, federal trial judges have chafed under the constraints of federal sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimums that often forced them to hand down inordinately long sentences. Those injustices have been most pronounced in drug cases, particularly those involving crack cocaine."

UPDATE: AP: The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to make its recent easing of crack cocaine punishment guidelines retroactive.

[Listen to today's show for in-depth analysis of the Court's ruling.]

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