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Response to moondust (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 01:16 PM

31. Sentencing guidelines were created to prevent judges from doing that

because there was no consistency or fairness, or at least the perception of it, until the sentencing guidelines were created. There can be a considerable range for a sentence that is within the guidelines so judges aren't completely deprived of discretion, except where there are mandatory minimums. And the guidelines are just that; judges can deviate from them.

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