Are We Starting to Question Crazy, Hysteria-driven Sentences?

The U.S.  Supreme Court has indicated it has an interest in whether its view on the scope of the legal duty of users of child pornography to pay the victims might be affected by a ruling it made last month in a criminal drug case.  In a brief order in Paroline v. United States, the Court called for supplemental briefs on the impact on that case of its decision January 27 in Burrage v. United States.

In a plain-language interpretation, you could say this case is going to begin to tell us whether we want to continue imposing crazy, hysteria-driven and out-of-all-proportion sentences on sex offenders.  SCOTUSblog

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