Our two-tiered system of justice at work again:
A former University of Tennessee student who was convicted of hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail during the 2008 presidential election has been sentenced to a year and a day in custody.
A federal judge recommended Friday that David Kernell serve his time in at the Midway Rehabilitative Center on Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville, a halfway house, instead of prison.
Kernell was also sentenced to three years probation. The Bureau of Prisons will decide if he is allowed to go to the halfway house.
Kernell’s attorney had asked the judge not to sentence him to custody and instead wanted only probation. The attorney noted that similar cases had resulted in probation.
Court documents showed that prosecutors argued for 18 months in prison.
Illegal wire-tapping, destroying torture videotapes. Oh screw it, I don’t have the energy. I’ll just note he is doing more time than the cop who shot an unarmed man in Oakland and Scooter Libby.