What Can You Sentence a Defendant Convicted of a Hate Crime to Do?

Among the best legal blogs is Howard Bashman’s How Appealing.  He recently had this post:

Court to decide whether Islam-education order went too far

The Associated Press has a report that begins, “After a landlord was convicted of pushing her Muslim tenant down a flight of stairs, a judge ordered her to respect the rights of all Muslims and to take an introductory course on Islam. Now the highest court in Massachusetts is being asked to decide whether the judge violated the landlord’s constitutional rights.”

The case is scheduled to be argued on January 8, 2016 in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. You can access the parties’ briefs via the court’s docket entries for the case.

 

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