Calls rise for Vermont judge's resignation

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On Fox News, Bill O'Reilly told viewers as video of Cashman rolled: "You may be looking at the worst judge in the USA." And several Vermont Republican lawmakers have demanded he resign or be impeached. The reason: Cashman sentenced a child molester to just 60 days of jail time - a sentence he said was designed to ensure the man got prompt sex-offender treatment but critics say was too soft. [...] "The solution to these concerns requires quick and effective treatment," the judge wrote. He also noted that Hulett tested at a borderline intelligence level, has the emotional maturity of a 12- to 14-year-old and did not understand why others were so upset by his actions.

source: Article 'Calls Rise for Vermont Judge's Resignation' by Christopher Graff; news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060112/ap_on_re_us/vermont_judge; Yahoo! News (AP); 12 January 2006