Tag Archive | Public Defender System

THE AG HOLDER initiative on MANDATORY MINIMUM DRUG SENTENCES is WELCOME…BUT need a COMMISSION to RECOMMEND COMMUTATIONS and PARDONS for PAST OFFENDERS!

I am pleased with the recent announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder to stop using mandatory minimum sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders: The Justice Department will no longer pursue mandatory minimum sentences for certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, noting the nation is “coldly efficient in jailing criminals,” but […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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NOW I CAN TALK ABOUT IT! SUPPORT SEN. CHAP PETERSEN’s budget amendment establishing an APPELLATE DEFENDER’S OFFICE!

I hinted that there was news on the Appellate Defender’s Office front.  Now I can openly discuss it! Senator Chap Petersen of Fairfax has introduced a budget amendment (here it is!) to reestablish an Appellate Defender’s Office in this Commonwealth.  It’s a tiny office at first, not even one quarter the size of the criminal […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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SAN FRANCISCO SUPERVISOR REFUSES TO RECITE PLEDGE! IS SHE RIGHT?

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim refuses to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at public meetings.  What do people think of this? First, I would defend to the death Supervisor Kim’s right not to say the Pledge.  Kim contends that we do not have “liberty and justice for all” yet.  Is she right?  Well, is she?  […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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