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United States

15 November 2010

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld longer prison sentences for people convicted of carrying or using a gun while committing drug trafficking crimes. The court voted 8-0 Monday to affirm lower court rulings involving defendants who had five years tacked onto their drug trafficking prison terms because they had a gun with them. Some federal courts had decided that the additional five years could not be added onto related sentences for federal crimes. Justice... (

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