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No Jail Time For Arenas

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The government had asked Judge Morin to sentence the Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas (seen here seated while his attorney Kenneth Wainstein addresses the judge) to three months in prison for bringing handguns into the Verizon Center locker room.  The judge instead sentenced Arenas to two years probation and 30 days in a halfway house along with community service and a $5000 contribution to a crime victims fund.

WaPo story here.

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The Week in Review

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On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard arguments in U.S. v. Comstock on whether the Federal government can authorize the civil commitment of sexual predators. WaPo story here.

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On Wednesday Gregg Levy, an attorney representing the NFL was trying to persuade the Justices that his client should be considered a “single entity”- not a collection of 32 teams – and therefore not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act. Dahlia Lithwick has the story here.

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Thursday saw a sentencing hearing for 20 year-old Collin McKenzie-Gude, who has pleaded guilty to possession of chemicals to manufacture explosives, turn into a mini-trial expected to go into next week. Prosecutors contend that materials were amassed as part of a plot to kill then presidential candidate Barack Obama. WaPo story here.

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And on Friday Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas appeared in DC Superior Court to plead guilty to felony gun possession. You can read about it here.

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