I call it a life sentence on the installment plan.
Just because someone's convicted of a large fraud, you don't have to give him a life sentence. White collar crimes are deterred by even short sentences. White collar people don't need to see a 65-year-old get 25 years to be deterred.
Hopefully, some good will come of this. I thought the sentence was a little harsh, but maybe it was to embarrass me a little bit.
The fairness of Cooper's trial and the validity of the judgment of conviction and the sentence of death have been repeatedly upheld by state and federal courts during the past 18 years.
As long as the regulations have not been revised, all prisoners will be given a sentence cut in line with their rights under prevailing laws and regulations.
Our client is a bit confused, although the translator had already told her that it was a life sentence. She asked us once again what the sentence was.
The district attorney wants to throw the book at them with a sentence that tops out at nine years. The defense is holding out for one to six.
This sentence should reflect the sacred character of public funds. These days there seems to be a blind spot in public culture, that fraud against the government isn't too important, that the public pockets are deep and inexhaustible.
It can be a simple sentence that makes one single point, and you build for that. You zero in on one moment that gets that character, you go for it, that's it, man, and if you fail the whole thing is down the drain, but if you make it you hit the moon.
What makes it easy is he's happy at Rutgers. It's not like he has a death sentence if he doesn't go to the NBA this year.
Every time a sentence about great American writers is written, it will include August's name, ... He defined the Yale Rep's relationship to groundbreaking American theater.
I think probation would have been a more appropriate sentence. I don't think the facts of this case call out for a period of incarceration.
The defendant has accepted responsibility for the most heinous charges, the only appropriate sentence for which, as we advised the defendant today, is life in prison without the possibility of parole or release.
He'll say one sentence and I'll say one sentence. It takes me forever to pop out that one sentence. It's horrible. I could kill him now.
It's a legacy of segregation. Racial covenants are just a sentence in a long list of documents. It's kind of a standard language.
In a way, by voting for the pay raise, he may very well have signed his own death sentence.
Nothing that I can do by way of sentence can undo the consequences of what you did or ease the grief that you have caused those who loved him, nor is the sentence I pass intended to value Mr Trimmer's life.
By bouncing a word, visually, you're putting in an inflection, you know, the way a sentence should be if somebody heard it spoken. And I think a lot of humor depends on inflection, how a person says something. Certain things you could say as a question, and as a statement.
His sentence expires Nov. 7 and he thinks he will die before then if he is not released from isolation.
A one-sentence fax that came out across the wire - I don't think that's adequate. I think we need, and deserve, better representation and I'm a little bit disappointed.
How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down, as in my mother's lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure.
They cannot have a double interpretation in the same sentence. The interpretation, which we asked for two and a half months ago, came late and it came wrong.
The next sentence in my comment was, 'We are still investigating and we will hold people accountable,' and unfortunately, we are still looking at some of those issues so I can't really get into that.
A life sentence was sufficient for them, it seems disproportionate to give our client the same sentence.
I do not ask for mercy for myself. The only thing I can see to give me a life sentence is for my family. I do not want to see them hurt any further.