‘Novel’ Idea: When You’ve Served Your Sentence, It’s Over

Received the following email (below the dashes) after posting the true story from the Nebraska courtroom (previous post). It makes perfect sense and it is the attitude that should be adopted by each and every offender once the sentence has been completed._ _ _ Ever hear of anyone using the argument once incarceration is overContinue reading “‘Novel’ Idea: When You’ve Served Your Sentence, It’s Over”

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 impactContinue reading “Are We Starting to Question Crazy, Hysteria-driven Sentences?”

A Child’s Story

Years ago, a child told the Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee how the state’s anti-sex offender laws encourage bullying of the children in school. The Judiciary Committee did nothing for this child. These are the laws that Attorney General Jon Bruning and state Sen. Pete Pirsch claimed were to “protect” children. This of course is notContinue reading “A Child’s Story”