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Fair Sentencing Act Case

The US Supreme Court today decided the Fair Sentencing Act Case, Dorsey v. United States.  From the syllabus:  "Held: The Fair Sentencing Act's new, lower mandatory minimums apply to the post-Act sentencing of pre-Act offenders."

Also, in Southern Union Co. v. United States, the Court confirmed that the Apprendi rule applies to fines.  There is right to trial by jury for any fact that increases the maximum fine.

No decisions in the Stolen Valor Act case or the juvenile LWOP cases.  Still waiting.

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