[OT] Re: [NBLUG/talk] Re: [vox] [fwd] Hans Reiser in police custody

Eric Eisenhart eric at nblug.org
Fri Oct 13 16:39:19 PDT 2006

On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 04:22:00PM -0700, Walter Hansen wrote:
> > Well, the justice system does take into account the corner cases, and
> > the interpretation of the law is up to judges and juries ultimately.
> this is why manitory sentences and such are generally a bad idea. They
> prevent the Judge from taking such things into account. Didn't the "Third
> Strike" law make it possible for someone to go to jail for life for a
> petty violation such as vagrancy or shoplifting or even throwing a
> waterballon into a building.

Hey, this has definitely gotten off-topic...  Think we could move it over to
the noise list or at least start marking messages with "[OT]" in the Subject
Eric Eisenhart
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