Alberto Gonzales Pushes Tougher Sentencing

While most in the country have urged restraint in response to the Supreme Court's historic sentencing decisions in the Booker and FanFan cases, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today complained that judges are being too lenient now that the U.S. sentencing guidelines are advisory only. He's urging this change:

Making the bottom range of the guidelines mandatory, but leaving the guidelines' upper limit advisory would resolve the Supreme Court's concern, Gonzales said.

Sentencing Law and Policy provides this link to Gonzales' speech.

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