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7th Circuit says life sentence for crack dealer doesn’t violate Eighth Amendment

The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment does not preclude a mandatory life sentence for dealers who possess a smaller quantity of crack cocaine than the quantity of powder cocaine necessary to trigger a similar sentence, the 7th Circuit has ruled.

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Superior woman gets probation for stealing drugs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin woman and registered nurse has been sentenced to three years of probation for falsely posing as a nurse at a Minnesota hospital and stealing drugs. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Maria Anne Mihalik of Superior was sentenced ...

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