Michigan Report for Friday, July 31, 2015

Oakland County Considering Appeal Of Sentencing Guidelines Decision

Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said Friday she is reviewing a possible appeal of a Supreme Court decision that made enormous changes to Michigan's sentencing guidelines system to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the decision will make criminal sentencing less fair.

The 5-2 decision made this week in People v. Lockridge (See Gongwer Michigan Report, July 29, 2015) was "going back in time," Ms. Cooper said, and would result in sentences that vary widely.


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