Ed Driscoll

Neville Again, Again

Hugh Hewitt has the perfect gift for the judge who has everything–except common sense. He’s suggesting sending Neville Chamberlain-style umbrellas to Judge John Coughenour, the federal district court judge in Seattle, Washington who awarded a sentence 22 years in jail–only 22 years in jail!–to “the millenium bomber”, Ahmed Ressam, caught with a trunk full of explosives on his way to blow up LAX on December 31, 1999. As Hugh writes:

The 5.5 years Ressam has already spent in jail counts against the sentence, and he could get an additional 3 years off for good behavior. He could be out by the time he hits his 53rd birthday, before 2020 rolls around.

Swell.