Skip to comments.Wesley Snipes ordered to surrender to Bureau of Prisons
Posted on 11/19/2010 10:42:47 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
OCALA A federal judge today rejected movie star Wesley Snipes' demand for a new trial and ordered the actor to surrender to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to begin serving a 36-month prison sentence for tax-related crimes.
In a 17-page order, U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges said, "The Defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeals; and he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his present claims, during all of which he has remained at liberty. The time has come for the judgment to be enforced."
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Er...mayybe not this time.
I was going to post about Geithner and Rangle, but they were covered in posts 2 and 3.
Great minds think alike indeed.
Looked like he had game.
What Snipes did was to refuse to pay any taxes, and then claim that the federal government had no authority to tax him at all.
Snipes' mistake was not getting elected first.
Should a judge enforce the law or make decisions based on his own views?
If he’s got a few milion, leave the country. Why live where the Federal Mafia demands half your income if you can live elsewhere?
Polanski did worse...did a few months and is free again.
“Should a judge enforce the law or make decisions based on his own views?”
Um, did you not take civics in high school? Three distinct and separate branches of government; one cannot tell the other what to do. This includes the judicial branch having oversight of the legislative branch. The legislative branch cannot make laws the judicial branch believes is against our rights. The judicial branch is free to say a law will not be enforced. This includes juries. Lawyers like to call it “jury nullification” and try to tell juries they must enforce tyrannical laws. The fact is the founding fathers made the jury system such that bad laws can be ignored by the jury/judge and must be or else the legislative branch can, and currently is, get out of control.
hmmm. So, the judge is allowed to make up his own laws. Interesting. Isn't that 'legislation from the bench'?
To beat the rap, you need greasy hair, not kinky hair
Looks like he had bad legal advice, or none at all.
Why isn’t Rangel and Geitner in jail?
This is getting close to a Bastille Moment in this country.
how about a judge that doesn’t have a stake in the outcome? that asking too much?
actually, there is question as to whether or not taxing income is the law of the land. just because it was instituted during a time when people had no idea what was happening until it was long over... and it’s validity was ruled on by those who had the most to gain(progressives), doesn’t mean we should ignore whether or not it’s valid.
on top of that, taking ones property (money) and handing it to another private citizen (redistribution) has been ruled unConstitutional in eminent domain cases... how are taxes and the redistribution of wealth any different?
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