WHAT RAPE CULTURE? he Montana Judge Who Blamed a 14-YO for Being Rape Will Be Censured NOT FIRED
Even Baugh later admitted that the sentence — he intended to give former teacher Stacey Dean Rambold the minimum for his conviction — was probably “illegal,” but seemed to not be quite to sure about whether he had the authority to intervene and increase his sentence outright or not (spoiler: he didn’t). In April, the Montana Supreme Court overturned that sentence, meaning that Rambold will be re-sentenced to jail for a presumably longer period of time. He’s already completed the 30-day jail sentence. Wednesday’s censure is part of a separate appeal to the Montana high court from the Judicial Standards Commission.
Appended to the order is a long dissent from one of the state Supreme Court’s justices, Justice Laurie McKinnon.
Read the full order below: