Administration seeks to limit judges' power

Jordan, Lara Jakes; Apuzzo, Matt
June 2007
Buffalo Law Journal;6/18/2007, Vol. 79 Issue 49, p1
The article discusses the plan of administration of U.S President George W. Bush to push for legislation that would require prison time for all criminals. The Justice Department is said to offer the plan to open debate on whether sentences for crack cocaine are harsh and racially discriminatory. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has reportedly urged Congress to reimpose the mandatory minimum prison sentences against federal convicts rather than let judges consider them as just suggestions.


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