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    Friday, July 11, 2008
    You Be the Judge

    Here's an interesting scenario: the "King of Spam" is being sentenced in court and one blogger is inviting commenters to submit their ideas for appropriate sentencing. Robert Alan Soloway is apparently only the second person to be sentenced under the 2004 federal law against sending spam and is estimated to have sent 90 million emails. (One commenter who used to run a mailserver suggested drawing and quartering Soloway.)

    The defendant's attorney is arguing that Soloway suffers from "oppositional defiant disorder" for which he takes medication and can't help himself when it comes to defying the law. Therefore he deserves a lighter sentence. Gee, I never knew that being a jerk merited extra consideration when you've broken the law repeatedly...

    (h/t Instapundit)




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