It’s not every day that you hear two Supreme Court justices call the American criminal justice system too harsh. However, this week U.S. Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy testified just that to the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee. The particular House Appropriations Committee hearing was set to discuss the annual budget request for the Supreme Court.
While testifying, Justice Breyer called minimum sentences “a terrible idea”. He went on to say, “The corrections system is one of the most overlooked, misunderstood institutions, functions, that we have in our entire government.”
Fraser Trebilcock attorney Brian P. Morley was a guest on Michigan’s Big Show with Michael Patrick Shields this week discussing the opinion of both justices regarding minimum sentences.
“It takes discretion out of the hands of the sentencing judge,” said Morley. “That’s contrary to our overall system.”
To listen to the full interview, CLICK HERE.
For additional information on the House Appropriations Committee hearing, CLICK HERE.
For more information on this blog post, or other criminal or family law concerns, contact Lansing attorney Brian Morley at 517.377.0873, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Brian Morley is a skilled attorney specializing in criminal defense and family law, with the added experience of nearly a decade as a certified police officer. He was recently selected by peers for inclusion once again in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the field of DUI/DWI Defense.