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Old 06-13-2016, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Acsenray View Post
First of all, the judge would not necessarily known in advance that he would be "vilified on the national stage." There are hundreds of criminal sentencing hearings every day. How many of them are vilified on the national stage? Internet outrage tends to be random.
Which again supports the argument for broader appeal rights for the prosecutor on sentences. Relying on random, arbitrary internet outrage as a way to send a message about a sentence is not particularly effective to change the system.

Giving the prosecutor a broad power to appeal, so that there can be regular review of sentences that don't fit sentencing guidelines whether or not there is internet outrage, is a more effective systemic response.