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Judges Get New Latitude in Sentencing Guidelines

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Judges Get New Latitude in Sentencing Guidelines

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Judges Get New Latitude in Sentencing Guidelines

Judges Get New Latitude in Sentencing Guidelines

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The U. S. Supreme Court issued two rulings Wednesday affecting how long criminals are jailed. One decision affects how long the government can hold illegal immigrants convicted of a crime and cannot be deported. A second and long-awaited decision ruled that federal sentencing guidelines can be used on an advisory basis.

Guest:

David Savage , legal correspondent, The Los Angeles Times