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High Court: Sentencing System Deprives Defendants

The Supreme Court has thrown out the federal sentencing guidelines that Congress imposed, returning more power to judges to decide how severely to punish crime. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.