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    Hi,

    My brain is mush today but I still have to struggle on with a presentation due in next week, and a statement in one of the articles I'm using just genuinely makes no sense to me. I don't know why, it seems simple enough.

    "The judge said that her sentencing powers were restricted because the prosecution had chosen not to prefer religiously aggravated offences."

    Can someone explain this to me as you'd explain it to an unusually dim six year old please (I need sleeeep )

    Thanks,
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    (Original post by Leona-L)
    Hi,

    My brain is mush today but I still have to struggle on with a presentation due in next week, and a statement in one of the articles I'm using just genuinely makes no sense to me. I don't know why, it seems simple enough.

    "The judge said that her sentencing powers were restricted because the prosecution had chosen not to prefer religiously aggravated offences."

    Can someone explain this to me as you'd explain it to an unusually dim six year old please (I need sleeeep )

    Thanks,
    L
    Probably a bit late now, and it is hard to be certain without context, but I believe that simply means the prosecution pursued other offences which have different sentencing guidelines which meant that, while there was a religious relevance to the crimes, she was unable to fully represent that in her sentencing.
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    (Original post by Leona-L)
    Hi,

    My brain is mush today but I still have to struggle on with a presentation due in next week, and a statement in one of the articles I'm using just genuinely makes no sense to me. I don't know why, it seems simple enough.

    "The judge said that her sentencing powers were restricted because the prosecution had chosen not to prefer religiously aggravated offences."

    Can someone explain this to me as you'd explain it to an unusually dim six year old please (I need sleeeep )

    Thanks,
    L
    Yes, the poster above is right. The word "prefer", in this context, has the technical meaning "present to the court for judgement",and not "have a preference for".
 
 
 
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