28 Nov 2005 Judges’ Creative Sentences May Be Funny, But Also Unconstitutional
Paul Jacob takes aim against judges who sentencing “creatively,” and concludes the practice is unconstitutional.
Cases in point: Judge Michael A. Cicconetti’s sentencing two individuals to spend the night in the woods, and “forc[ing] a man who called a policeman a ‘pig’ to stand on a street corner next to a pig wearing a sign saying ‘This is not a police officer.'”
Says Paul: “If I were a policeman, that punishment might not sit well…”
Paul makes some good points. Read it all here.