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Tag: sentencing guidlines Disparity is only part of the sentencing snafu

Timely discussion of federal judicial concerns with guideline sentences Today’s Boston Globe has this notable article on a controversial component of the federal sentencing guidelines.  The piece is headlined “US judges balk at rigid child porn sentences; Say guidelines often demand punishment beyond severity of crime.”  Here are excerpts: In 2010, federal judges deviated below sentencing guidelines in child pornography cases 43 percent of the

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