"this just in" piece on the Oct. 31 sentencing of Nancy Galland and Richard Stan
"this just in" piece on the Oct. 31 sentencing of Nancy Galland and Richard Stander by E. Allen Hunter, a district court judge, on charges of criminal trespass. On March 20, Stander, Galland and 10 others were arrested for occupying the Bangor office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in an anti-war protest. The 10 others pleaded no contest and were sentenced in May to 48 hours in jail (suspended) and either 30 hours of community service or a $200 donation to charity. At the sentencing of Galland and Stander however, Judge Hunter said he was convinced the two had violated the law in pursuit of a principle, and sentenced the two to 20 hours of community service, a much lighter sentence. Stander called the judge's ruling a validation of civil disobedience.
Protests, demonstrations, etc, Sentences (Criminal procedure), Trespass, Collins, Susan M, Gallard, Nancy, Stander, Richard
Irvine, Alex, ""this just in" piece on the Oct. 31 sentencing of Nancy Galland and Richard Stan" (2003). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1416.
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