Supreme Court Justice’s Daughter Gets Probation for Illinois DUI

By Mary Ann

The daughter of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was sentenced, in a Wheaton, Ill. court, to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to DUI.

Ann S. Banaszewski accepted a plea deal under which prosecutors dropped four other charges including a failure to secure a child younger than age eight in a child restraint system.

Along with probation, she was given 140 hours of public service and was ordering to attend counseling sessions.

Banaszewski was arrested driving away from a fast-food restaurant with three of her children after someone called police to report a drunk driver.

Justice Scalia has long been known as a law and order hawk who continually rules to increase criminal sentences and decrease defendant’s rights. Should his daughter have taken a jail sentence as an example to others?