Monday, March 06, 2006

Mandatory Minimums Gone Forever - Just Kidding

Interesting piece in the Congressional Quarterly Today about James "mandatory minimum" Sensenbrenner, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Apparently, Mr. Sensenbrenner and others on this important committee believe that mandatory minimum sentences are unduly harsh and unfair. Well, not really. Nevertheless, Mr. Sensenbrenner has "agreed to strip many of the mandatory minimum sentences aimed at curbing street gangs and violence against judges from legislation that the House is likely to consider this week." The blog Sentencing Law and Policy discusses the recent article and has an interesting series entitled "Dead Booker Walking." Check it out.

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