Study shows federal sentences still vary widely across the nation
Published 03/04/2012, Associated Press
A new study shows that federal judges are handing out widely disparate sentences for similar crimes 30 years after Congress tried to create fairer results, but the differences don't line up with the party of the president who appointed the judges, despite any impressions that Republicans or Democrats may be tougher or softer on crime.Word count: 1223
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