Grievously Injured Rand Paul Gets a Second Chance at Justice

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the ridiculously lenient sentence received by Rene Boucher for assaulting Senator Rand Paul, a sentence that fell well below the sentencing range of 21 to 27 months in jail that he should have received. Boucher was sentenced by Clinton-appointed judge, Marianne Battani, to one month in jail and a $10,000 fine for what was almost surely a hate-inspired crime.  He got less than 5% of what is recommended as the bare minimum sentence when all factors were taken into account. For those who don't remember the attack, Judge Jane B. Stanch, writing for the appeals court panel, summed it up pretty well.  She wrote, "While Paul had his back to the hill, Boucher ran 60 yards downhill and hurled himself headfirst into Paul's lower back. The impact broke six of Paul's ribs, including three that split completely in half."  In fact, the injuries were so bad that Paul continues...(Read Full Article)
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