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Mike Lee

Sen. Lee cites 2002 Utah case behind push for sentencing change

WASHINGTON _ For Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee, the unfair prison sentence of one man from his home state helped spark his push to overhaul the nation's criminal sentencing laws.tmpplchld Lee on Thursday spoke about the case of Weldon Angelos, currently serving a 55-year prison sentence over three marijuana sales in a 72-hour period, to illustrate the worst of mandatory minimum sentencing laws and why he and others in Congress want to change them. Lee was one of nine Senate Republicans and Democrats at a news conference to support a proposed overhaul.tmpplchld Provisions in a bill that Lee first introduced two years ago with Illinois Democrat Sen. Richard J. Durbin became key parts of...