Judges Get New Latitude in Sentencing Guidelines 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.
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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

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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.

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David Savage , legal correspondent, The Los Angeles Times