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Bar Association Calls for Discretion in Sentencing

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Bar Association Calls for Discretion in Sentencing

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Bar Association Calls for Discretion in Sentencing

Bar Association Calls for Discretion in Sentencing

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The American Bar Association issues a report calling for the abolition of mandatory minimum sentences, which it says give prosecutors more power than judges and can produce unjust results. Instead, the ABA recommends the adoption of a system of broad sentencing ranges, in which each sentence would have to be justified. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.