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High court returns to sentencing issue

Constitutionality of US system questioned

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / October 5, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court opened its new term yesterday with a return to old but urgent business: whether its decision to strike down a state's sentencing guideline plan last term means that the vast federal sentencing system, which handles some 64,000 criminal cases each year, is also unconstitutional. (Full Article: 820 Words)

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