Saturday, June 04, 2005

Here's one for the sentencing guidelines debate

The Norfolk paper reports here that a convicted bigamist was sentenced to 60 days in jail, even though the guidelines indicated probation. The prosecutor was calling for five years in prison.

Steve Baril might say this case shows the guideliness need reform. Bob McDonnell might say this case shows the judges don't let the guidelines get in the way of doing justice.

Or, they might both laugh and say nothing, or vow that as Attorney General, each would continue the fight against bigamy in the Commonwealth.

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