Federal Judge Resigns, Calling
Judicial System Unjust By LARRY
NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer June 24, 2003
NEW YORK -- A federal judge said Tuesday he is quitting
what he called an unjust criminal justice system, fed up with Congress' quest to
boost prison sentences and prevent judges from deciding how long someone is
"Congress is mandating things simply because they want to
show how tough they are on crime with no sense of whether this makes sense or is
meaningful," Judge John S. Martin said in an interview with The Associated
The result, he said, is a slew of lengthy prison sentences for
low-level drug dealers "who society failed at every step."
should be just. We shouldn't be putting everybody in jail for the rest of their
life," Martin said. ....
Martin wrote in an opinion column
published in The New York Times Tuesday that he never thought he would leave the
federal bench, a lifetime appointment that began May 22, 1990.
might have stayed on despite the inadequate pay, I no longer want to be part of
our unjust criminal justice system," he wrote.
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