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Monday, June 21, 2004

Judge calls federal sentencing guidelines unconstitutional
LaToya at 9:41 PM ET

Judge William Young, a Massachusetts US District Court judge, has said that the federal sentencing guidelines are unconstitutional because they give prosecutors too much power while limiting judges' discretion. The guidelines set up a grid system for sentencing defendants to eliminate disparities in sentencing. Judge Young claimed the sentences given to five defendants were too harsh and violated the defendants' right to due process. AP has more.



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