Robert Holmes Bell http://michiganradio.org en West Michigan federal judge knocks mandatory minimum sentences http://michiganradio.org/post/west-michigan-federal-judge-knocks-mandatory-minimum-sentences <p>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A federal judge in Grand Rapids is speaking on behalf of judges across the country as Congress considers whether to ease up on mandatory minimum sentences.<br><br>Robert Holmes Bell is chairman of the criminal law committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference. In a letter this week to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bell says mandatory minimum sentences in federal court waste tax dollars and produce "unjust results."<br> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 16:46:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14532 at http://michiganradio.org West Michigan federal judge knocks mandatory minimum sentences