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Judges Cannot Increase Sentences in Order to Send Inmates to Rehab
Judges Cannot Increase Sentences in Order to Send Inmates to Rehab

The Supreme Court says that judges cannot give longer sentences to convicted felons just so they may be sent to a rehabilitation program in custody. In a 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that judges could not increase a defendant's sentence just so the Federal ...

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Blog posts in June, 2011

  • Police Questioning of Students at School Requires Miranda Warnings

    The Supreme Court rules that when police take a child out of school for the purpose of questioning them about a crime, Miranda warnings are required. ...

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  • Playing With Firecrackers May Get You Burned

    Playing with fircrackers can get you burned in California. After a juvenile court commissioner found that two teens didn't intend to set a forest ...

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