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Friday, January 27, 2006

9th Cir: Sentencing Speeches Upheld

From The Recorder: "Crime victims must be given a chance to literally have their say in court before sentencing, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. By granting a rare writ of mandamus, the court cleared up confusion surrounding the Crime Victims' Rights Act, a 2004 federal law that establishes "the right to be reasonably heard" during sentencing." More. . . [Mark Godsey]

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