Are Child Pornography Sentences Too Rigid?

That’s essentially what some are considering because of the “caustic conflict” between policy makers and federal judges on the sentencing guidelines. “The guidelines [for sentencing] don’t make sense, even for one who wants to be tough on pornography,” says Nancy Gertner, a retired U.S. District Court judge who served on the bench in Boston until September. “The measure of the guidelines doesn’t match the culpability of the defendant.’’ [Globe]