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Stories with person: Patrick Leahy
  • Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 5:42 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

  • 22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 7:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting anew the schism within the party over the administration's handling of Central American immigrants.