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Word: leniency

Definition: mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment


Sentences Containing 'leniency'

Critics have noted that the campaigns lead to the streamlining of capital cases, where cases are investigated, appeals heard, and sentences carried out at rates much more rapidly than normal. Since 2006, Chinese Supreme Court justice Xiao Yang has worked to blunt the "strike hard" policy with his own policy of "balancing leniency and severity" (), which is supposedly influenced by Hu Jintao's Harmonious society concept.
Hanzha admitted his guilt, hoping for leniency in sentencing.
His leniency toward them sparked a great debate between Americans demanding subjugation of the natives and those advocating cohabitation with them.
Prosecutors added charges in June 2012 stating that David Stone Sr., Joshua Stone and Clough illegally possessed automatic rifles and that David Stone Sr., David Stone Jr. and Joshua Stone possessed unregistered firearms, charging them with violations of the National Firearms Act. Clough had earlier entered a guilty plea in December 2011 to a weapons law violation in a plea agreement, with leniency suggested in light of his cooperative testimony in the case.
Prosecutors told a Bali court there was no reason to show any leniency towards Sukumaran because he helped organise the heroin smuggling operation.
The police operation led to the arrest and conviction of 3 foreign agents and the brothel's owner-operator, Gustave Beekman, though promised leniency for cooperating with the police, received the maximum sentence of 20 years for sodomy and was not released from prison until 1963.
The term "Buzaglo test" was coined by then-Attorney General Aharon Barak in the 1970s for the proposition that the law should apply with equal leniency (or severity) to a senior public official and to the simplest ordinary citizen.
Triche filed Green's appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, but the judges rejected any leniency toward the defendant, who had earlier turned aside a possible plea bargain with admission of guilt. In 2008, the Triche Law Office was a donor to the successful reelection of Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of New Orleans, the Louisiana State Democratic Party, and U.S. Representative Charles Melancon of Napoleonville, who failed in his challenge of Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter in 2010.
Vollmer supported programs to assist disadvantaged children, and was often criticized for his leniency towards petty offenders such as drunks and loiterers.

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