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Supreme Court Restores Broad Sentencing Powers To Federal Judges

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:20 PM ET

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New York Times:

The Supreme Court today restored federal judges to their traditional central role in criminal sentencing.

In two decisions, the court said federal district judges have broad discretion to impose what they think are reasonable sentences, even if federal guidelines call for different sentences.

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