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Kansas AG Seeks Special Session

Associated Press - July 24, 2013 6:32 pm

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking Governor Sam Brownback to call the Legislature into special session to rewrite the state’s “Hard 50” sentencing law.

The statute allows people convicted of first-degree murder to be sentenced to a minimum of 50 years in prison before they can seek parole.

In a letter Wednesday to the governor, Schmidt says a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision raised questions about the constitutionality of the Kansas law. The high court held that juries, not judges, should have the final say on facts triggering mandatory minimum sentences.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of Schmidt’s letter from a source who was not authorized to release it publicly. Schmidt did not return a cell phone message seeking comment.

Iggy p Daily

July 24, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Hey Schmidt you should be doing something about the Cozy Inn over charging for their hamburgers. $1.09 ea for a big pickle and small piece of meat has to be breaking the law. LOL

Red Neck

July 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

This guy cannot do anything to get the price down. I still cannot believe how they are trying to rip people off. Only the people will speak if they do not go there anymore. You cannot look to this politicians for help in a free enterprise situation. Besides he has caught the system in violation which may just backfire on him.

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