Monday, July 07, 2008

Simplification of Ohio's Criminal Sentencing Laws Proposed

The Columbus Dispatch Online reports that the the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission has completed a report suggesting changes to Ohio's criminal sentencing statutes. The changes would reduce the Ohio Revised Code by more than half a million words -- roughly the size of Tolstoy's War and Peace. The proposed changes are intended to make the statutes more understandable to judges, lawyers, and citizens.