Justices: Judges can slash crack sentences

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal judges have the discretion to give "reasonably" shorter prison terms for crack-cocaine crimes to reduce the disparity with crimes involving cocaine powder.

Lawyers argue that crack-cocaine offenders were unfairly targeted.

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