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DOJ is OK with Supreme Court review of DeCoster sentences

Government attorneys who just days ago were on the verge of sending Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son Peter DeCoster to federal prison have now agreed the egg men should remain free long enough to allow the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case. On behalf of the DeCosters, Peter D. Keisler, the former acting Attorney... Continue Reading
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