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Legal news from Monday, June 18, 2018
by Erin McCarthy Holliday

In a 5-3 decision, the US Supreme Court held Monday that a judge's explanation for a sentence reduction for drug offenses was adequate because the record indicated that the judge had a reasoned basis for his decision. The offender pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 135 months' imprisonment, which …

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by Erin McCarthy Holliday

The US Supreme Court released two opinions in gerrymandering cases Monday—remanding a Wisconsin gerrymandering question for lack of standing, and affirming a Maryland district court decision to deny an injunction until the former issue was decided. Gill v. Whitford relates to the voting district map in Wisconsin where, according to the plaintiff, …

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