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   Supreme Court Considers Sentencing Guidelines

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3/23/2004 12:00 am

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Associated Press

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Entered 3/23/2004, Updated 3/23/2004

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Supreme Court Considers Sentencing Guidelines The Honolulu Advertiser The Supreme Court considered on Tuesday whether judges have authority on their own to add extra prison time to a criminal's sentence - a twist on the usual criticism of soft-on-crime jurists. Guidelines used by many states and the federal court system were meant to produce more uniform sentences, but some judges call the guidelines overly rigid.


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