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Sentencing Guidelines Rip?

The Supreme Court opened its doors for the 2004 October term yesterday, considering whether the federal sentencing guidelines are constitutional. There’s a very good chance the guidelines will fall, which could be quite disruptive, to say the least. Of course, this wouldn’t now be an issue had the Court listened to Justice Scalia in Mistretta v. U.S..

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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