It’s March 8th. Happy International Women’s Day. And happy Friday. Today, we Skimm’d This:
A judge sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to 48 months behind bars on Thursday. Which was muuuuch less prison time than everyone expected. Cue: your newsfeed exploding. On today’s episode, we break down sentencing laws, and how judges make decisions around prison time.
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is back in jail. Today, a judge found Manning in contempt of court after she refused to testify before a grand jury that’s investigating WikiLeaks. We’ll tell you what you need to know while this story unfolds.
On yesterday’s episode, we asked you to tell us about women who have inspired you this week. You delivered. Today, you’ll hear from Skimm’r Jillian about a badass woman she looks up to.
theSkimm: On Thursday, Paul Manafort got muuuch less prison time than prosecutors recommended. Which got everyone talking. So today we’re breaking down sentencing laws … and how judges decide who gets to pass Go. In other jailhouse news: former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. She RSVP’d ‘no’ to an invite to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks, and a judge found her in contempt of court. Also on today’s episode: your pick for Woman of the Week.