Guest Host: Steve Roberts

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft wants a report of all cases in which a judge gives a convicted criminal a lesser sentence than what federal guidelines recommend. A panel talks about why the Justice Department is taking this step and what it means for the nation’s judges, prosecutors, and lawbreakers.

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  • Bruce Fein former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group
  • Ron Weich former counsel for the Sentencing Commission

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