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Response to OliverQ (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 01:15 PM

30. Sometimes facts are complicated.

The judge may be a quack, or senile, or a Trump supporter. The 47 month sentence for Manafort was, IMO, far too light.

BUT -

I think the OP is just pointing out, accurately, that this judge has a pattern of going against mandatory minimum sentencing, or sentencing guidelines, when he can.

Btw I think there is a big difference between "mandatory minimum sentence" and "sentencing guidelines". As in, "mandatory" vs. "guideline".

An example case is being given where he gave a meth dealer 40 years. That was a mandatory minimum, not a guideline.

I believe Manafort's case had only guideline, not a mandatory minimum. So the judge was free to say "fuck that advice, here's what I'm doing", which he did. His result may have been bad, but that doesn't mean it was ONLY influenced by supporting Trump or being otherwise evil.

(oh and for the record, a meth dealer may be a poor unfortunate person who lost his/her way ... but meth ain't pot. It kills or destroys people. If the person got nabbed for a one-off I might have some sympathy ... a hard core meth dealer, not so much. Maybe not 40 years worth of not so much, but still not a lot of sympathy.)

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