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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Crimprof/Judge Cassell Blasts Sentencing Guidelines

Judge Paul Cassell, part-time CrimProf at Utah, sentenced a 25 year old first-time drug offender to 55 years and a day on Tuesday, but only after harshly criticizing the sentencing guidelines that required him to do it.  The Judge said he would call upon President Bush to commute the sentence and on Congress to change the drug laws. Articles here and here; opinion: Download angelos.pdf.  Jack Chin

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