February 08, 2002
Crime and punishment redux

My dad has his say about mandatory sentencing and judicial discretion. He did 14 years on the bench in New York, so he's got some perspective on the issue.

Speaking of such things, the California Supreme Court just dealt a blow to the state's three-strikes law. They didn't overturn it, but declared that giving a life sentence for petty theft is "cruel and unusal".

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 08, 2002 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack