In this post, TalkLeft says that the nine years the spammer got in Loudoun County Circuit Court was too much. Techdirt seems to agree that more than a little jail time is probably too much. The Legal Reader apparently takes the opposite view in this post. Here also are the DailyKos post, with many comments, and a very informative post from Cyberethics, including a link to a 50-state survey of spam statutes.
I wonder what the Republican AG candidates have to say about this sentence.