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Federal Judge criticizes federal criminal justice system

In a sixty-page statement of reasons accompanying a federal judgment, Federal Judge John Gleeson provided a scathing review of the federal criminal justice system. Primarily attacking the mandatory minimum sentencing structure, Judge Gleeson claims that the Constitutional right to a trial has been nullified by the system in place and has led to a system which inflicts, rather than administers justice. 

Read the Washington Post article here. Read the full text of the statement of reasons here