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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Libby: How tough is too tough?

Posted by: Hammer / 7:46 AM

For anyone wondering whether Scooter Libby's punishment was, in fact, excessive, harsh, or beyond the limits of what regular Am Blogger: Three Way News - Create Postericans would get, AP did the math:

The 2 1/2 years handed Libby was much like the sentences given others convicted in obstruction cases. Federal court records indicate that 382 people were convicted for obstruction of justice over the past two years. Three of four were sent to prison. The average prison term was 64 months, more than five years. The largest group of defendants drew prison terms ranging from 13 months to 31 months.

Libby was sentenced to 30 months -- less than half the average prison term. Golly, looks like 300 some prisoners will see their sentences commuted, as well. Assuming, of course, they could implicate and embarrass the administration.



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