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Famous personalities [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2007, 09:26
Famous personalities found guilty of many types of crimes in well-publicized trials are increasingly sentenced to the performance of community service, though unknown defendants convicted of similar crimes almost always serve prison sentences. However, the principle of equality before the law rules out using fame and publicity as relevant considerations in the sentencing of convicted criminals.
The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following conclusions?
(A) The principle of equality before the law is rigorously applied in only a few types of criminal trials.
(B) The number of convicted celebrities sentenced to community service should equal the number of convicted unknown defendants sentenced to community service.
(C) The principle of equality before the law can properly be overridden by other principles in some cases.
(D) The sentencing of celebrities to community service instead of prison constitutes a violation of the principle of equality before the law in many cases.
(E) The principle of equality before the law does not allow for leniency in sentencing.

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Re: Famous personalities [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2007, 10:42
(A) The principle of equality before the law is rigorously applied in only a few types of criminal trials. ----Not concerned with the passage.
(B) The number of convicted celebrities sentenced to community service should equal the number of convicted unknown defendants sentenced to community service. ---Is this a conclusion. I don’t think so.
(C) The principle of equality before the law can properly be overridden by other principles in some cases. -----This is again not a conclusion.
(D) The sentencing of celebrities to community service instead of prison constitutes a violation of the principle of equality before the law in many cases. --- This makes sense.
(E) The principle of equality before the law does not allow for leniency in sentencing.---This is fact from the second premise but not a conclusion
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2007, 11:29
clearly its D

the author concludes that according to principles of equality, fame and publicity shud not b considered while taking any decision.

D says wen u sentence celebs to community service instead of going to prison violates the law of equality.

so actually D indirectly states the above conclusion..
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2007, 13:43
OA is D inDeed!!!
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