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Old 06-12-2016, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Northern Piper View Post
Recall or impeachment of a judge should be limited to clear misconduct in office (taking a bribe, diddling expense accounts, etc), not an error in judgment in a particular case.

This is the important part. For my WAG, I do believe money (or something equivalent) changed hands. Because I simply cannot fathom a judge having all that damning information at their fingers tips and then sentencing that prick the way he did, all the while knowing the results would end up vilified on the national stage. The man is a Stanford alumni, so my hunch is that the connection begins there. And if the cumulative effect somehow doesn't reach the level of misconduct, I fear more for our society facing this sort of Kangaroo Kourt and they're contempt for the victims, than I do for a possible nebulous "harsher sentencing."