The Finnish “day fine” system, which factors in income when calculating penalties for infractions, is causing a debate in a nation with an egalitarian streak. One millionaire, for example, was fined 54,024 euros (about $58,000) for a traffic ticket.
In the James Holmes trial that begins Monday, part of the spotlight will fall on a group of people least accustomed to it. Tamara Brady and Holmes' four other taxpayer-funded public defenders - Daniel King, Kristen Nelson, Katherine Spengler and Rebekka Higgs - have spent most of their careers avoiding attention.
As last season ended with an uninspired playoff effort against the Indianapolis Colts, it shone a light on areas needing a fix. Denver's offensive line failed to meet expectations, dissolving into a jumbled mess of mismatched parts.