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A Maryland political campaign consultant is sentenced to jail time. Julius Henson, who was convicted for a notorious robocall during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, has been found guilty of probation violation.
Political reporter Pat Warren explains what happens next.
Henson went into court Thursday confident that he would prevail in a probation violation hearing. Henson was convicted for a campaign violation in the 2010 gubernatorial race, involving a robocall that implied votes were not needed.
The robocall said: “Governor O’ Malley and President Obama have been successful. We’re OK. Relax. Everything is fine. The only thing left is to watch it on TV tonight.”
Henson was sentenced to jail time and probation with the condition he not work in any capacity on a political campaign. A judge ruled Thursday that he violated that condition by entering a race for state Senate and sentenced him to four months in jail. He has 30 days to appeal.
reply to post by burdman30ott6
Well personally I think the terms of probation are almost voluntary. I think you could say no thanks and spend all the time in jail.
The judiciary branch of government is completely out of control, and has been since they found that they could make laws, rather than just ruling on them, and no one seemed to mind.
The court rules that you can't run for office? To whom can you appeal for justice? Oh, another judge, highly unlikely to say that the first one was out of line. In Texas this week, we learned that one man's opinion can trump the legislature, governor and overwhelming opinion of the populace.
Gotta admit, though, that they do a pretty good job of deflecting criticism -- there is chronic complaining about the President and Congress, but you don't hear much complaining about legislating judges.