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High Court Upholds California 'Three Strikes' Law

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High Court Upholds California 'Three Strikes' Law

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High Court Upholds California 'Three Strikes' Law

High Court Upholds California 'Three Strikes' Law

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The Supreme Court upholds California's "three strikes and you're out" law aimed at repeat offenders. Justices say it doesn't violate the Constitution to put a three-time felon in prison for life, even if the third offense is relatively minor. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.