Board urges discipline for Montana judge who gave short rape sentence

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  1. Steely Dan

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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/04/justice/montana-rape-judge/?iref=obinsite

    Board urges discipline for Montana judge who gave short rape sentence
    By Steve Almasy, CNN
    updated 7:31 PM EST, Tue February 4, 2014

    (CNN) -- G. Todd Baugh, the Montana judge who drew a firestorm of criticism after sentencing a former high school teacher to a month behind bars for raping a 14-year-old girl, is the subject of a formal complaint from a judicial review board to the state's Supreme Court.

    An attorney for the Judicial Standards Commission filed the four-page document on Monday, saying Baugh "eroded public confidence" in the judicial system and "created an appearance of impropriety."...
     
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  3. SweetT

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    I agree, that was a slap on the wrist and should have been a much harder sentence. Makes me wonder about the Judge.
     
  4. Isabelle

    Isabelle Verified registered nurse

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    He will probably retire with full benefits!
     
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    An attorney told me once that Judges are almost always lenient in matters that they also do, or are close to their own faults HMMMM!?
     
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    Glad to hear this judge may face discipline! This was one of the most ridiculous sentences I have ever seen and coupled with the Judge's comments about the victim being sexually knowing just :ill:
     
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    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    Good. Jean Boyd (Ethan Couch) should also face discipline like G. Todd Baugh.
     
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