Re: LAW: Mandatory Sentences

Date: Sun Apr 16 2000 - 08:08:51 MDT

In a message dated 4/16/00 9:03:59 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> What a horrible notion. Each case obviously has a multitude of specifics,
> and is almost always different in some way from each case before it. Judge
> rulings reflect that. By imposing mandatory sentences, the right to fair
> trial as well as freedom of speech are demolished in one fell swoop. The
> law is an often infuriating, often beautiful piece of complex work...but
> for good reason. Keeping it this way for now, is much better than the
> alternative.
> BTW, which kind of laws are these mandatory sentences referring to?

The ones that seem to anger the judges most are the mandatory sentences in
drug cases.

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