• Leahy sets hearing on mandatory minimum sentences
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | September 16,2013
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    MONTPELIER — Vermont’s senior U.S. senator has set a hearing for this coming week on problems connected with mandatory minimum sentences.

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy says mandatory minimums are, in his words, “costly, unjust and do not make our country safer.”

    Wednesday’s hearing is to feature testimony from Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul.

    Paul and Leahy are co-authors of the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013, which would allow federal judges greater flexibility in sentencing.
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