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March 31, 2005

Lots of sentencing news from Connecticut

Aided by the terrific coverage from Kirby's Reports and a Public Defender, I see there are interesting sentencing developments coming from Connecticut.  With the execution of serial killer Michael Ross slated for May, the state legislature has been considering a bill to abolish the death penalty.  But today the Connecticut House today considered and rejected the bill on a vote of 89-60 (details here and here).  Meanwhile, still under consideration is a bill to equalize the minimum penalties for crack and powder cocaine offenses under state law (details here and here).

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trying to find info on state vs swinton and i'm having no luck - can you help me?
thankyou, vanessa ruelas

Posted by: vanessa ruelas | Apr 2, 2005 8:25:39 PM

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