Every week, I will put forth a hypothetical scenario, where you are the Judge, either Federal or State. You will be given a list of "facts", about the case, then asked a question at the end.
Also you will be given a list of answers to choose from, or you can make up your own. You are the Judge, you have the power. Make your decision wisely.
You can also discuss other members decisions, and why or why you don't agree with them.
If you are one of those people that wants more detail, just ask and I will give you more "facts" about the case. Within reason.
This thread is not meant to be a device for learning Federal or State laws, or to be 100% accurate when dealing with what sentences can be handed out to the guilty.
This is more of a "fun with ethics" thread, to see how you as a judge, would react to different scenarios.
Also, it's hypothetical, you are not really there, you can't see the people involved, their facial expressions, etc. This isn't real. Anyone who is all uptight, "Well, I can't make a choice because this is too fake, and I would have to see the defendant, and the viticms, etc.", well, don't play. It's just a thread, no one real is being sentenced. It's ethics, and how you would react to given plot points, if they would sway you or not.
And as always, try to keep it polite.