Judge Sounds Off On Military Sex Assault Sentencing Gaps

Law360, Washington (October 9, 2015, 3:03 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge said Friday that the Pentagon has “serious problems” with sentencing disparities in military sexual assault cases, noting the absence of guidelines to help tribunals reach relatively uniform prison terms for service members guilty of rape and other offenses.

U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney has presided over a number of courts-martial while on tour as a military judge in Iraq. And during a public advisory hearing Friday, he lamented the drastic differences between sentences that he has seen from military judicial...
To view the full article, register now.

Law360 UK

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Legal News & Analysis

Financial Services Law360 UK and Insurance Law360 UK provide breaking news and in-depth analysis on U.K. and European Union regulation, enforcement, legislation, and litigation involving banks, investment firms, insurers, and more.