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house Bill H.R. 3327

Ramos-Compean Justice Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJuly 24th, 2009

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Title

Ramos-Compean Justice Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments.

Summary

Ramos-Compean Justice Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a federal court to impose a sentence below a statutory minimum if necessary to avoid violating federal provisions prescribing factors courts must consider in imposing a sentence. Requires the court to give the parties notice of its intent to impose a lower sentence and to state in writing the factors requiring such a sentence.

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