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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in the majority in all of the decisions that granted more leniency, and her spot on the court has been filled by conservative Amy Coney Barrett.
Prosecutors offered to recommend leniency for his full and substantial cooperation, but also made clear Schaffer could be charged with other crimes of violence if they learn of them.
Maya’s daughter is given additional time on assignments and leniency for getting to school late or leaving early.
THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN SPECIAL-EDUCATION LIMBOCAYLA BAMBERGER, SARAH BUTRYMOWICZ, JACKIE MADER, CAROLINE PRESTONDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
While the risk of collateral damage would hold significant weight in the sentencing phase of a conventional criminal or civil court proceeding, experts say the USITC’s mandate and structure makes leniency less likely.
Georgia legislators and SKI customers have advocated leniency, arguing that punishing SKI could damage partners who had no role in or knowledge of SKI’s violations.
With regard to the able-bodied pauper, at any rate for the first fifteen years after 1871, there was to be no leniency.
We are willing, however, to offer a leniency not required by the circumstances.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
Surely leniency is the most becoming of all virtues, even in persons who have least need of anyone's indulgence.
And this leniency and forgiveness were the more remarkable, since he was not demonstrative in his affections and friendships.
I am thus confident of your leniency, because it seems to me that my case is not only a plain, but an interesting one.
RUTH HALLFANNY FERN

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