Cherie Booth's "religious man" sentencing did not constitute misconduct

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  • 'God' really does move in mysterious ways. Odd that a religion that feels comfortable shielding child abusers should have any dignity left to pontificate on the morals of others!

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  • Strikes me this woman is as competent a Judge as her husband was a Prime Minister

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  • Do they normally not provide a shred of reasoning for their decisions?

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  • I hope that if and when someone thumps me I only cop a "mild" fractured jaw

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  • The OJC is totally off-base. Whatever happened to all men are equal before the law? Clearly Ms. Booth's decision was affected by the fact that the defendant was a religious man. That IS misconduct. If it's not, it should be.
    This would suggest that those who claim they hold religious beliefs get a lighter sentence than someone who claimed to be an aetheist. This amounts to outright discrimination (against those secular) and should rightfully be complained about.
    Spirtual beliefs should not be allowed to be used as a get out of jail free card, nor should they form the basis (or part of the basis) for criminal sentencing.

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  • Rap on the knuckles for Cherie from top judge

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1287840/Rap-knuckles-Cherie-judge.html#ixzz0rKA4oQEu

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  • Errm... shouldn't it be that since the man believed in a religious code that supposedly prohibits unjustifiable violence then that would, if anything, mean that since he admits to knowing that what he did was wrong, harsher treatment was merited?
    How about a sentence from the man's own religious system? One that is used in other states that consider his religious beliefs to be the foundation from which appropriate sentences are derived.
    Like chop off the offending hand. Waddya mean that's unreasonable? You gotta problem with his religion? You racist or summat?

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