July 26, 2013

Brownback calls Kansas lawmakers back to Topeka to fix ‘Hard 50’ sentencing law

The special session, which will begin Sept. 3, will rewrite the law in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could render it invalid. The governor cited a “real and present danger” to public safety if lawmakers wait until next year to ensure that convicted murderers still can be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years.

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