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16 November 2010

New York Times

WASHINGTON — People convicted of possessing a gun while selling drugs are subject to five-year mandatory minimum sentences on top of most of other sentences, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The ruling was the first signed decision of the term, and it was unanimous. But the court's newest member, Justice Elena Kagan, did not participate, having disqualified herself in light of her work as United States solicitor general. The decision involved two defendants whose... (

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