RLA Arguments: Short Essay Name: Directions: You have read both sides of the debate on the question “Mandatory Minimum Sentences: Some federal crimes carry lengthy minimum sentences. Should we end that policy?” In a short essay, choose which author you agree with and explain why using the text to support yourself. Your essay should include your claim, evidence to support your claim, a counterargument, and a sound conclusion. You may quote the author(s) within your essay, but be sure to reference their name. Remember, this should be written in ESSAY form.