Pubdate: Fri, 06 Jul 2007
Source: Charlotte Observer (NC)
Copyright: 2007 The Charlotte Observer
Author: Robert K. Trobich


A federal judge sentenced Libby within the Federal Sentencing
Guidelines; guidelines that Bush's Justice Department has argued
strenuously in favor of. Yet Bush decided the sentence was "too harsh."

As a criminal defense attorney who has had to deal with the
often-draconian result of the guidelines as they apply to most people
in the criminal justice system, perhaps I should subpoena Bush to
appear at the next sentencing hearing of a client who is facing 20
years in prison for street-level drug sales, to see if that sentence
meets his view of "too harsh." This president treats the rule of law
as something to be discarded or abused to suit his political wants.

Robert K. Trobich
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