Something I have wondered for some time now.
What exactly is the difference, in the United States, between mandatory minimum sentences and sentencing guidelines?
Because one, sentencing guidelines is unconstitutional. And the other, mandatory minimum sentences, apparently isn’t.
I am talking about criminal law, of course. And I have no idea how the matter is treated in other countries, which is why I limit my question to the USA.
I mean, what is to stop you from calling one the other, the other, one? And why is on unconstitutional, but not the other?
Thank you in advance to all who reply:).