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‘3 strikes’ bill goes nowhere

There are members of the Massachusetts Legislature who believe its best work is done with a minimum of public scrutiny, and some of them voted with their feet on Thursday.

A conference committee hearing on increasingly controversial “three strikes and you’re out’’ criminal sentencing legislation was abruptly canceled when the House members pulled out. They didn’t like the idea of airing their many differences in public, and they hate the Senate’s bill, too.

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