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High Court Finds Judges Wrongly Added Prison Time

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High Court Finds Judges Wrongly Added Prison Time

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High Court Finds Judges Wrongly Added Prison Time

High Court Finds Judges Wrongly Added Prison Time

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules that federal judges have been wrongly adding prison time to defendants' sentences. The decision essentially guts the federal sentencing guidelines system. But the court left judges with broad discretion. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.