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Monday, May 06, 2002

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"Specifically, the court will review whether two controversial third-strike sentences violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The primary case involves Andrade, who twice fled a Kmart store six years ago with a handful of stolen videos, including "Snow White." He is serving 50 years to life for the thefts because he had several prior convictions for a rash of home burglaries and marijuana possession. The second case involves a felon named Gary Ewing, who is serving 25 years to life for stealing three $400 golf clubs. He, too, had been convicted repeatedly for burglary."