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Courts In Fog On Sentencing After Overturning Of Law

Publication Date: 
February 14, 2007
Source: 
Riverside Press Enterprise
Author: 
Richard De Atley

"Riverside Press Enterprise" quotes Stanford Criminal Justice Center Executive Director Kara Dansky:

Kara Dansky, executive director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, said the state has two options: Either permit a jury to consider a case's aggravating factors or give the judge discretion over the level of sentencing to impose. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, does the latter.