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Supreme Court sets threshold for sentencing repeat violent offenders to prison terms

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WASHINGTON – A divided Supreme Court on Monday set the bar on the amount of violence needed to trigger longer prison sentences for some repeat offenders. Deciphering the provisions of the Armed Career Criminal Act, a 1984 law that sets ...

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