Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rob Ford: That's the trouble with mandatory minimum sentences

A few comments have pointed out that Rob Ford would not have been removed from office if the judge had discretion in "sentencing".  Good point -- mandatory minimum sentencing means that judges cannot craft sensible results -- they impose what must be imposed... .


Anonymous said...

More important perhaps is the appeal process.

Chretien used it. Ford deserves no less.

Paul Martin of all people raised the concern of activist judges quashing human rights. This was not the case here but it is a concern none the less.

A wealthy white lawyer with a white client using a white judge have ruled the last Toronto election null and void.

Next time voter turnout is low don't pretend disappointment.
(as has already happened by some commentators after yesterdays byelections)

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the relevance of the 'White' part of you comment is in this context. Is there any evidence that Rob Ford got lots of votes from nonwhites or something. I would actually find that a bit surprising.

James C Morton said...

Errh, everyone involved is white. So what?

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