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   Criminal Sentencing Options (Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project, Inc.)
11 pages.
   Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
   Stearns County District Court Restitution (Stearns County District Court Administrator)
   2005 Federal Sentencing Guideline Manual (November 1, 2005) (U.S. Sentencing Commission)
§ 1A1.1: "The guidelines, policy statements, and commentary set forth in this Guidelines Manual, including amendments thereto, are promulgated by the United States Sentencing Commission pursuant to: (1) section 994(a) of title 28, United States Code; and (2) with respect to guidelines, policy statements, and commentary promulgated or amended pursuant to specific congressional directive, pursuant to the authority contained in that directive in addition to the authority under section 994(a) of title 28, United States Code."
   Federal Sentencing Guidelines Opinions
Court decisions involving the United States Sentencing Commission, federal sentencing guidelines, related issues.
   Justice Talking (Radio Show): Does Restorative Justice Work? (August 5, 2003) (Minnesota Public Radio)
This is a feature news story from Philadelphia with questions to and comments by Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner, a skeptic about restorative justice, who says she is not a convert to the idea even though Minnesota has been in the forefront of the restorative justice movement, along with Bob Costello, a proponent of restorative justice.

Gaetner says she does not believe any crime should be dealt with using restorative justice principles, even though community and school conflicts may be appropriately handled using restorative justice principles or programs.

Includes questions from the audience as well as questions from the moderator.

   Roper v. Simmons, U.S. Supreme Court, March 1, 2005 (March 1, 2005) (Legal Information Institute)
The Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments forbid imposition of the death penalty on offenders who were under the age of 18 when their crimes were committed.
   Three Strikes Sentencing Laws (Minnesota Legislative Reference Library)
"'Three Strikes' laws impose long prison sentences for third felony convictions. These laws are designed to curb repetitive serious criminal behavior."
   Wex: Death Penalty (Legal Information Institute)

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