U.S. Sentencing Guidelines

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Syndicated columnist Steve Roberts
U.S. Sentencing Guidelines

The Supreme Court's "Blakely v. Washington" decision in June said that any factor used to determine a convicted person's prison sentence in Washington state must be admitted by the defendant or reviewed by a jury, not just a judge...

The Supreme Court's "Blakely v. Washington" decision in June said that any factor used to determine a convicted person's prison sentence in Washington state must be admitted by the defendant or reviewed by a jury, not just a judge. A panel talks about the resulting widespread upheaval in the federal courts and how it could affect tens of thousands of ongoing criminal cases.

Guests

Bill Mercer

United States Attorney for the District of Montana, and chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

Billy Murphy

former circuit court judge in Baltimore City, and defense attorney whose clients include fight promoter Don King

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