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Fear of Judging : Sentencing Guidelines in the Federal Courts
Fear of Judging Sentencing Guidelines in the Federal Courts
Author: Kate Stith, Jose A. Cabranes
For two centuries, federal judges exercised wide discretion in criminal sentencing. This changed in 1987, when a hopelessly complex bureaucratic apparatus was imposed on the federal courts. Though termed Sentencing "Guidelines," the new sentencing rules are mandatory. Reformers hoped that the Sentencing Guidelines would address inequities in sen...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780226774862
ISBN-10: 0226774864
Publication Date: 10/1/1998
Pages: 290
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Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Book Type: Paperback
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