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Thursday, June 09, 2016

'lenient sentencing of Stanford sex assaulter' (or sentencing so bad it's a national story)

Lots of coverage on this case. Found this commentary from a defense perspective helpful. This one might go a bit too far (e.g., the liberals focused on capital cases when opposing victim impact statements; think they are more okay in some cases) but agree that recall in response to one dubious ruling is bad policy. Big thing here is the dad's lack of empathy for the victim ("twenty minutes" line etc.) and over the top comments for the aggressor. The judge was a former prosecutor of sex crimes. But, for this specific defendant ...

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