Daniel R. Joseph recently wrote, Trump is Right to Save ZTE. Daniel states, “Senators are lining up to tell Trump he shouldn’t cut Chinese company ZTE any slack. They’re wrong. Trump is right. Here’s why.” The article continues…
Punishment should fit the crime
They’re main argument is that the rule of law should not be intermingled with outside issues like trade negotiations. But within our system of law, “the punishment should fit the crime” is a well accepted principle. Plus, within our system, it is not unusual for the judge to have a certain amount of discretion when it comes to sentencing, including the ability to consider factors outside of the infraction at hand. This is what Trump is doing relative to ZTE.
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