Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Going Around in Circles

I almost couldn't believe what I was reading.

Former judge Mark Ciavarella will be sentenced tomorrow morning in federal court at Scranton.

In a pre sentence brief, one of his attornies asked for a reasonable sentence, saying Ciavarella's "unusual collateral employment circumstances" leave him susceptible to abuse while behind bars.

Let me get this straight.  The guy is going to jail because he was a dirty judge.  Yet, the defense asks for a break because the guy was a judge.

Mark Ciavarella is a lucky man.  He has lawyers.  Thousands of kids who went before him didn't.