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The Art of Sentencing: Why It's Time to Revisit Mandatory Minimums

There's a saying in criminal law that sentencing is an art, not a science. Sentencing judges carefully weigh the aggravating and mitigating sentences to craft a sentence that appropriately balances all the principles of sentencing to come up with a just and fair sentence. Except, of course, when they can't, because their hands are tied by a mandatory minimum sentence.

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