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September 4th, 2013
08:32 PM ET

Montana prosecutors appeal 30-day rape sentence

Montana prosecutors are appealing the 30 day sentence a judge gave a former teacher after he admitted raping his 14 year-old student, who then took her own life.

The state attorney general described the sentence as "illegal," and the judge now concedes, he may have been wrong.

54 year-old Stacy Rambold pleaded guilty to one count of rape and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but 31 says of it suspended.

Will the appeal mean more time behind bars?

OutFront: Criminal defense attorney and CNN legal analyst, Danny Cevallos.


Filed under: Justice • Montana teen rape case
September 4th, 2013
08:20 PM ET

Obama changes tone on 'red line': "I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line"

In Stockholm, President Obama said this "red line" actually isn't his red line.

"I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98% of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war," Obama said.

That's quite a change of tone from his remarks a year ago.

"We have been very clear to the Assad regime... that a red line for us is that we start to see a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized and that would change my calculus, and my equation."

Is this bad messaging?

OutFront: Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee and General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander.


Filed under: News • Syria
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