Criminal Law Keyed to Kadish
United States v. Johnson
Johnson (D) was convicted of bribery and received a reduced sentence by the district court based on the fact that she faced extraordinary parental responsibilities as she was solely responsible for raising and supporting three young children, including an infant and the young child of her institutionalized daughter. The government appeals the reduction, arguing that family circumstances should not be taken into account when determining whether a sentence should be reduced.
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