Irrelevant? Judge Reprimanded for Extraneous Comments During Sentencing

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reprimanded a United State District Court judge for comments he made during a sentencing hearing and ordered a new sentencing hearing for the defendant.

The judge was sentencing a drug dealer and during the sentencing hearing, made comments about border security, Iranian terrorists, and Hitler’s dog. According to the 7th Circuit, the comments made by the judge "cast doubt on the validity of the sentence."

"Hitler’s dog" comment voids drug dealer sentence | Proof and Hearsay

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