Court says US may seek review of 'light' sentences

The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that the government may seek review of a sentence if feels is too lenient despite the Constitution's guarantee against double jeopardy. The justices held that a federal statute giving the government power to seek tougher criminal sentenses does not violate the prohibition against multiple trials or multiple punishment.

The cour also dealt a blow to railroad retirees seeking "windfall" benefits by collecting both railroad pensions and social security benefits, reversing an appeals court ruling that Congress set up a discriminatory formula for awarding the double benefits when it passed the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974.

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.