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U.S. Supreme Court takes up sentencing rules

In a case that addresses several technical questions left unanswered in the post-Booker world of federal sentencing rules, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered just how much leeway a judge has in resentencing a defendant after another judge’s sentence is vacated.

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High court turns down federal death row inmate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a federal death row prisoner who wants the courts to consider evidence that one federal judge said “is virtually guaranteed” to show the inmate is mentally retarded and thus barred from being executed.

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