SJC says ‘three strikes’ law doesn’t bar probation 

Court says Legislature can easily make intent clearer

THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT ruled that some defendants convicted under a section of an eight-year-old law focused on delivering stiff justice to repeat offenders can instead be placed on probation by a judge. Writing for the court in a unanimous decision, Justice David Lowy concluded that a portion of the “three strikes” law was “ambiguous”(...)

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