Tom Appeals Blog

News and Observations About Law and Society

"As long as I have any choice, I will stay only in a country where political liberty, toleration, and equality of all citizens before the law are the rule." - Albert Einstein

GOP Members of Congress Seek to Make Prison Terms Mandatory

Posted: January 31, 2012 Filed under: Law-Related News, Legislation

Seven years after the U.S. Supreme Court held federal sentencing guidelines are only advisory and not mandatory, some in Congress are pushing to make sentencing uniform through mandatory prison terms. This piece from NPR.org provides an interesting discussion of the issue and highlights the disparity among sentences under the current system.

Admitted: Florida, Kansas, New Mexico (inactive)