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May 1, 1988
U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob in Atlanta rejected federal sentencing guidelines, saying they violate the constitutional separation of powers. In the case of two convicted bank robbers, he said he would sentence them as though their crimes had occurred before a mandatory sentencing schedule went into effect last November. Shoob said the rules "are not simply guideposts to aid the exercise of judicial discretion. . . .
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February 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Nearly four decades after he fled to England to avoid 18 months in prison for draft evasion, Preston King met Friday with the judge who sentenced him and recently pushed for a presidential pardon on his behalf. "I think it is important for people to see that we do not detest each other," said King, who had lunch Friday at the home of retired U.S. District Judge William A. Bootle, 97. "I want to salute Judge Bootle for his strength of character."
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December 22, 1989 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA--Federal officials, citing progress in their investigation of four mail bombings and attempted bombings in the South, said Thursday that "follow-up" threats mailed to two of the four targets may point the way to suspects in the crimes. There is a strong possibility that the new letters, mailed this week, were sent by the same person or group responsible for sending the powerful package bombs that killed a federal judge Saturday and a lawyer two days later, the officials said.
SPORTS
March 28, 1991
An Atlanta woman's paternity suit against Steve Garvey was dismissed by a Georgia appeals court, which ruled that judges in the state have no jurisdiction in the case. Rebecka Mendenhall, an assignment editor for Cable News Network, plans to appeal.
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February 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Nearly four decades after he fled to England to avoid 18 months in prison for draft evasion, Preston King met Friday with the judge who sentenced him and recently pushed for a presidential pardon on his behalf. "I think it is important for people to see that we do not detest each other," said King, who had lunch Friday at the home of retired U.S. District Judge William A. Bootle, 97. "I want to salute Judge Bootle for his strength of character."
SPORTS
March 28, 1991
An Atlanta woman's paternity suit against Steve Garvey was dismissed by a Georgia appeals court, which ruled that judges in the state have no jurisdiction in the case. Rebecka Mendenhall, an assignment editor for Cable News Network, plans to appeal.
NEWS
October 8, 1994 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, 39 blacks were elected to the House of Representatives, a historic high-water mark that civil rights advocates saw as a culmination of the Voting Rights Act. Not only were blacks in the South finally guaranteed the right to vote, but a series of 1982 amendments to the law assured that electoral boundaries were drawn so that they had a real chance "to elect representatives of their choice."
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December 22, 1989 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA--Federal officials, citing progress in their investigation of four mail bombings and attempted bombings in the South, said Thursday that "follow-up" threats mailed to two of the four targets may point the way to suspects in the crimes. There is a strong possibility that the new letters, mailed this week, were sent by the same person or group responsible for sending the powerful package bombs that killed a federal judge Saturday and a lawyer two days later, the officials said.
NEWS
May 1, 1988
U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob in Atlanta rejected federal sentencing guidelines, saying they violate the constitutional separation of powers. In the case of two convicted bank robbers, he said he would sentence them as though their crimes had occurred before a mandatory sentencing schedule went into effect last November. Shoob said the rules "are not simply guideposts to aid the exercise of judicial discretion. . . .
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