Elisabeth Semel Supports Victim’s Rights in Sentencing, but Warns of Conflicts

The Daily Record, March 30, by Caryn Tamber

“I think the role of the victim in a determination of the sentence is at least more legally, or I would even say constitutionally, justifiable, but I think we have to take very, very great care to distinguish between the victim’s interest, which … may be in conflict with the range of considerations that a just sentencing requires,” Semel said.