Thursday, December 6, 2012
Comment on whether sentencing a defendant to go to church is proper under First Amendment analysis
I have commented before on the practice of some judges of imposing unorthodox, unusual or "creative" punishment, in lieu of applying the law, including the recent case where a judge sentenced a young man to going to church. See here. On the same topic but from a different perspective, here is a link to an article in the First Amendment Center arguing that sentencing someone to go to church violates the First Amendment.