A Sentencing Opinion Invoking Lord Denning and Dostoyevsky
Posted on Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 06:48:46 PM EST
Tags: sentencing guidelines (all tags)
Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L Kane, Jr. (Colorado) issued a brave sentencing decision today in a child p!rnography case. (Opinion in USA v. Rausch, here.)
In it, Judge Kane examines the purpose of sentencing and punishment, invoking Lord Denning, Dostoyevsky and others.
The defendant was charged with possession of less than 100 child p!rn images. The Sentencing Guidelines called for a sentence of 97 to 120 months. The Government asked for 97 months. [More...]
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