Today, the punishment phase of Tom Delay's trial begins. Delay was found guilty of money laundering and racketeering. Punishment could be anywhere up to 99 years in prison, but since this is Delay's first conviction, there is a chance that he could end up on probation.
Note: Our lawmakers are themselves not above the law. In Texas, the rich and powerful frequently get away with their crimes, but today is not the day this is going to happen. Justice has prevailed.