My heart sank when I saw this headline in the LA Times.
LAX bomb plotter’s sentence in 2005 overturned
Remember, these are California courts we are talking about. Still, as I read the article, I got increasingly happier:
A 22-year sentence was unreasonably lenient for Al Qaeda-trained terrorist Ahmed Ressam, who drove a trunk full of powerful explosives into the United States from Canada with the intent of bombing Los Angeles International Airport, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
The 7-4 ruling by the full U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to a Seattle federal judge for resentencing with the recommendation that the Algerian-born prisoner be given a term more in line with federal sentencing guidelines that call for 65 years to life for the offenses for which Ressam was convicted.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals? You’all are getting soft. I mean tough. Good job!