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Judges take issue with long sentences (access required)

Federal judges aren’t as hard-hearted at sentencing as defendants might think. In fact, most favor the new range of discretion available since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Booker in 2005. Many federal district judges believe the sentencing guidelines have reduced unwarranted disparities and increased certainty and fairness, according to a survey released in ...

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