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SCOTUS ruling could mean shorter sentences for offenders in older child abuse cases

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

SCOTUS ruling could mean shorter sentences for offenders in older child abuse cases (via Raw Story )

In a ruling that could have larger implications for criminals in cases with long statutes of limitations, the Supreme Court decided on Monday that an Illinois court violated a defendant’s rights by sentencing him under guidelines adopted 10 years after his initial crimes. In a 5-4 decision (PDF)…


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