October 20, 2006

Judicial Malfeasance

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 8:10 am

Large Bill notes November relevance:

U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl reduced the prison sentence of a lawyer who assisted a terrorist client from 30 years to 28 months. Last week, this same judge sentenced an Air Force captain to 17 and a half years in prison for smuggling drugs into the country. I’m not saying the drug smuggler should have gotten off easy, but common sense says a crook helping terrorists plan mass murder is at least as bad as a crook smuggling drugs. However, Judge Koeltl feels the one crook deserves 8 times the punishment. If you want more judges like Koeltl stay home in November and let Democrats like Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy and Dick Durbin run the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Does one really have to wonder whether Koeltl would have been as harsh on an “ordinary” drug smuggler in otherwise identical circumstances?

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